The communities secretary, Michael Gove, has blocked two shale gas schemes in south Yorkshire and Cheshire. But ministers have given the go-ahead for gas drilling in Surrey.
The government has now missed its own deadline by two years for decisions on shale gas schemes in south Yorkshire and Cheshire.
A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
Plans by IGas to drill and frack for shale gas on Ince Marshes in Cheshire appear to have been shelved.
With the government announcement last week to postpone its decision on plans at IGas’s Ellesmere Port site in Cheshire, a member of Frack Free Upton reflects on, and celebrates, the local campaign against the onshore gas industry.
A government fund to help English councils deal with shale gas planning applications appears to have paid out just 20% of what was available.
Decisions on shale gas schemes at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and Woodsetts in South Yorkshire will be issued within the next three months, the Planning Inspectorate has announced.
This post has live updates from the eighth day of the public inquiry into IGas plans flow test its gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
Proposals for an underground observatory in north Cheshire, predicted to provide the “most comprehensive geological data” in the world, have been published online and are open for comments.
A natural health therapist who briefly joined a Facebook group about oil drilling in Surrey was named in a High Court injunction against protests at two places she had never visited.