Legal papers were submitted this morning in a challenge against the shale gas regulator about who should pay for decommissioning sites.
As expected, the Scottish government has continued an indefinite moratorium on fracking and the unconventional oil and gas industry.
A campaigner from North Yorkshire is seeking to raise £10,000 to take the oil and gas regulator to court over who pays for decommissioning.
A ministerial statement is due later this week on Scotland’s policy on unconventional oil and gas.
Campaigners are seeking to go to court over this month’s planning consent for oil production at Horse Hill in Surrey.
There is a “worrying inequality” between the shale gas industry and people who seek to bring legal challenges to its protest injunctions, lawyers representing campaigners said this evening.
Three anti-fracking campaigners have failed in their legal challenge to quash Cuadrilla’s injunction against protests at the Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool. They said they would seek permission to appeal.
“Priced out of justice” – environment organisation forced to withdraw from challenge to fracking protest injunction
Friends of the Earth said today the threat of “huge financial penalties” had forced it to withdraw from a court challenge to Cuadrilla’s injunction against protests outside its fracking site near Blackpool.
New application on Dunsfold drilling site creates “impossible challenge” for decision-makers, say villagers
Residents in the Surrey village of Dunsfold have described plans for a proposed oil and gas site as “confused and muddled”.
People living near Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site have said there are “serious and fundamental errors” in the company’s interpretation of local geology.