The Conservative MP heading the Net Zero Scrutiny Group has asked the government what would be needed to ease the controls on fracking.
A blueprint for future oil and gas sites in Derbyshire leaves the way open to fracking, despite a moratorium on the process.
Opponents of fossil fuel developments in southern England have described the government’s climate criteria for future oil and gas licences as “inherently flawed”.
The UK government is seeking views on new climate criteria that oil and gas projects must meet to be approved.
The new Conservative MP for the Rother Valley in south Yorkshire is calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to include drilling for shale gas.
A report on the swarm of earthquakes in Surrey earlier this year finds no evidence they were triggered by oil and gas operations. But an academic who contributed to the official investigation into the cause of the quakes disagrees with the conclusion and critics of onshore drilling have […]
The government gave more detail this afternoon on how it would fast-track fracking through the planning system. In a statement the Local Government Secretary, Greg Clark, said he was changing the rules to allow him to take over decisions on shale gas appeals.