A second environmental group is taking legal action against the government over its new planning policy on fracking and onshore oil and gas.
Government shale gas planning changes a “sad blow to public engagement” – Conservative council leader
The leader of Conservative-controlled Derbyshire County Council has said government plans designed to fast-track shale gas will cut local authorities out of decisions with the biggest impact on communities.
A survey out today has found that 80% of Conservative councillors in areas where fracking companies have a licence to explore for shale gas believe that planning applications should be required before drilling.
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog UK. The UK government is recruiting a shale gas commissioner to “facilitate communication” with residents and promote what is sees as the benefits of a new fossil fuel industry. The position was announced days before the government gave the go-ahead for fracking to start in Lancashire.
The government has made changes to national planning policy on onshore oil and gas even though most of the people who took part in a consultation disagreed with them.
Ineos has announced it plans to submit a new application for shale gas exploration in the South Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.
Live news updates: Lincolnshire councillors unanimously back oil drilling plans for N Kelsey and Biscathorpe
Live updates from the meeting of Lincolnshire County Council discussing Egdon Resources’ planning applications to drill and test oil wells at North Kelsey and Biscathorpe. Planning officers have recommended the go-ahead for both schemes. Previous planning permissions for both sites have expired. The only work carried out was the […]
DrillOrDrop has reported from two shale gas public inquiries this month. Ruth Hayhurst reflects on the challenges facing local people when they take on the industry.
The inquiry into plans by INEOS to drill for shale gas at Harthill in south Yorkshire reaches its second day.
Angus Energy announced this morning it was producing more than 200 barrels of oil a day, mainly from its site at Lidsey in West Sussex.