INEOS is promoting its view of the benefits of shale gas to parish and town councils in its English exploration areas at a series of daytime meetings next month. Opponents of the company’s activities have described the meetings as a “sham consultation” and “a slick PR exercise”. They […]
Local councillors vote next week on the first plan to frack in Yorkshire. There’s no official recommendation yet on whether Third Energy’s scheme at Kirby Misperton should be approved. But if it is, officers at Ryedale District Council have said fracking should not be allowed on Sundays. The vote […]
Swansea Council voted last night to add a statement to local policy saying it would not support plans for unconventional oil and gas.
Gloucestershire councillors are to call on the government to ban fracking in their county.
Our digest of January’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them, including:
bA leaked government plan, published by The Telegraph today, proposed taking decisions for fracking wells away from local councils.
Conservative-controlled Trafford Council voted overwhelmingly last night to reaffirm its opposition to fracking until it is proved to be safe.