Last week, four councils criticised government powers to override local decision-making on fracking applications.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster In a debate on The Energy Bill, MPs discussed: Methane emissions and meeting carbon targets Local decisions on fracking planning applications The Scottish moratorium Falling oil prices and the viability of shale gas Also: the impact of fracking on the steel industry, […]
30+ meetings, decisions, consultation deadlines and other key dates coming up in the next month about fracking and onshore oil and gas. Updated throughout the month.
North Yorkshire County Council is unlikely to make a decision on Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton by the target set by the government.
Lancashire County Council is offering £100,000 for three month’s work to defend its refusal of planning permissions to Cuadrilla to frack in the Fylde.
DrillOrDrop is compiling a list of current planning applications for fracking and conventional oil and gas operations. And we’re asking for your help to ensure the list is comprehensive and up-to-date.
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.
Our digest of August’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and opposition to them – in the UK and around the world.
Two peers have urged the government to ensure the south is not treated differently from the north over exploration for shale oil and gas.
Three Lancashire MPs – Mark Menzies, Mark Hendrick and Cat Smith – questioned ministers on key fracking issues this week. Read the transcripts of their questions, the government’s answers and other parliamentary business on: Steps to reduce seismic activity Monitoring of abandoned shale gas wells Flaring at shale […]