The Environment Agency announced today it had granted a permit to INEOS for proposed shale gas exploration at the village of Marsh Lane in north east Derbyshire.
The next stage in a legal battle over ministerial approval of fracking in Lancashire reaches the Court of Appeal in London in August.
Anti-fracking campaigner Gayzer Frackman has won the right to pursue his legal challenge against permission for Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site.
Plans by INEOS for a second shale gas well in the East Midlands will not need an environmental impact assessment, according to the local council.
Opponents of fracking are to continue their legal challenges to the decision by the Communities’ Secretary to approve Cuadrilla’s shale gas plans near Blackpool.
A Lancashire resident is seeking a High Court hearing after he was refused permission to challenge the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid, over Cuadrilla’s second shale gas site at Roseacre Wood.
In a brief court hearing at 9.30 this morning, the High Court judge Sir Ian Dove dismissed two legal challenges to the ministerial approval of Cuadrilla’s plans for fracking at a site in Lancashire.