Guest Post by by Laurence Williams A public inquiry gets underway in five weeks’ time to hear Cuadrilla’s appeals against the refusals of planning permission to frack at two sites in Lancashire. A planning inspector wil chair the inquiry, now expected to last up to 20 days. But the […]
Fracking sites should be at least a mile from the nearest home, according to the Conservative MP whose North Yorkshire constituency is on the shale gas front line.
Map credit: UKOGL interactive map (Blue areas are new licenced blocks within the constituency, pink areas are currently licenced) The Thirsk and Malton area of North Yorkshire could become the drilling capital of the UK following the release of new oil and gas licences. But its MP has […]
We look at results from constituencies with a special interest in fracking or oil and gas exploration. We also review what happened to MPs who voted in parliament for a fracking moratorium earlier this year.
Sir Nicholas Soames, the Conservative candidate for Mid Sussex, supports fracking – but not in his constituency, he told voters last week.
Nearly 1,000 of the 3,990+ candidates standing in the general election have made a formal promise to oppose fracking in their constituencies, according to the latest figures from Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.
Party manifesto mentions of onshore oil and gas (in alphabetical order)
Nearly a third of British voters said they would be less likely to vote for candidates who backed fracking in their own constituencies, according to a poll released today.
Community groups walk out of “flawed and biased” council fracking inquiry; council accuses them of discourtesy
A council fact-finding inquiry on fracking has become mired in recriminations. Local community groups have accused Cheshire West and Chester Council of a “flawed and biased process” in the way it ran the inquiry. They walked out of the most recent meeting, accusing the council of being heavily […]
Conservatives on Shropshire Council have voted against national party policy and opposed for the second time a planning application for coal bed methane exploration.