The shale gas industry was warned today it must tackle the problem of who pays for decommissioning if the operator goes out of business.
The organisation representing owners and managers of more than half the rural land in England and Wales has accused INEOS of damaging goodwill by taking the National Trust to court.
Landowners are demanding speedy action from the government about who should deal with the consequences if something goes wrong with fracking.
Update on the Infrastructure Bill The Country Land and Business Association has welcomed government moves which it says recognise landowners’ concerns about liability for damage from fracking.
The offer to landowners of royalties from shale oil and gas drilling – described as a “game-changer” for fracking – does nothing to address concerns about liability, the Country Land and Business Association said today.