The new climate minister said today that developing UK shale gas would be good for the environment, the economy and jobs.
The prime minister has given the go-ahead to fracking in England.
Both Conservative leadership contenders have said they’re in favour of fracking if it has local support – but so far neither have explained how this would be measured or proved.
The UK’s next prime minister will be pro-fracking but only if local people want it.
The company behind gas exploration near the Surrey village of Dunsfold has complained to the local MP, Jeremy Hunt, about his comments that it would cause “enormous damage and disruption”.
Warning that Biscathorpe oil production plans would “cause significant and long-term harm” to Lincolnshire Wolds
Plans for long-term oil extraction in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds would introduce a permanent industrial feature in a deeply rural and tranquil landscape, countryside officials have warned.
People living near three shale gas sites in England reported increased levels of stress, a new study has found. The research, which studied communities in Lancashire, Cheshire and North Yorkshire, found people experienced anxiety, sleep disturbance, high levels of anger and exhaustion. One in seven people surveyed for […]
The government has given some details of what would be needed to end the moratorium on fracking in England.
Fracking companies can “railroad” through their interests because the Environment Agency has been “drained” of resources, a Labour energy spokesperson told delegates at the party’s conference.
Rathlin Energy has suspended the extended well test at its West Newton well site in East Yorkshire – just a week after the start.