Decisions about fracking lack legitimacy because the public perceive that decision-makers lack expertise. That’s a key finding of new research into how people likely to be affected by fracking see the process of deciding on shale gas proposals.
Fracking Week in Parliament 2 The planning application by Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton cost North Yorkshire County Council more than £500,000, MPs were told this week.
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 […]
An internationally-recognised tribunal will begin examining evidence today on whether fracking breaches human rights.
Weekend long read: Is shale gas nationally important and should decisions be taken out of local control?
The shale gas industry and its opponents had a rare moment of agreement in a committee room in Westminster this week.
In this week’s listings: Start of re-opened public inquiry on Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood fracking plans; Anti-fracking rally outside the inquiry hearing; Second oil/gas hearing at Examination in Public of North Yorkshire minerals plan; Decision day for Egdon’s plans for drilling at North Kelsey; Political week in United Resistance campaign against […]
Mark Robinson, Campaigns and Policy Assistant at Campaign to Protect Rural England, argues that radical changes are needed to national planning policy to prevent the threat of fracking to the countryside and the communities who live and enjoy it.