Government proposals to relax the planning rules for shale gas sites are due to be discussed for the first time in the chamber of the House of Commons.
A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.
This post has live updates from the meeting of North Lincolnshire Council discussing Egdon Resources’ proposal for long-term oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe.
The Conservative MP whose constituency includes Cuadrilla’s fracking site has urged the government to scrap its proposals designed to speed up shale gas decisions.
Three petitions with a total of 300,000+ signatures were handed in this morning to the government, opposing its plans to fast-track fracking decisions in England.
The energy minister who promotes economic benefits of shale gas has not visited a site, she said this week. She also appears to have back-tracked on hints that she might relax rules on earthquakes induced by fracking.
In this week’s listings Vigils in support of three men jailed last week for anti-fracking protests; North York Moors National Park Authority meeting on government shale gas planning changes; Rally and meeting on fracking at Conservative Party conference; High Court hearing on Angus Energy and IGas injunctions; Plus […]