A government minister has dismissed calls to put the moratorium on fracking in England into law.
Liz Truss announced today a consultation on how local consent for fracking would be measured.
The UK’s next prime minister will be pro-fracking but only if local people want it.
A council which backed fracking nearly six years ago has adopted new planning rules that could restrict proposals for the controversial process.
Controversial government plans to crack down on protests have been defeated by peers in a series of late night votes.
DrillOrDrop’s updated diary of events in autumn 2021 involving the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
Opposition MPs have criticised government plans to give police greater powers to control protests as “draconian, undemocratic and disproportionate”.
A parliamentary petition against legislation that has sparked protests across the UK is to be debated by MPs later this month.
MPs called on the home secretary tonight to abandon plans to give police greater powers to curtail the right to protest.
There are no circumstances in which Lancashire County Council could have a “meaningful debate” about the fracking industry, its Conservative leader has told DrillOrDrop.