Councils dealing with planning applications for shale gas developments were invited today to bid for a share of £1.2m.
Anti-fracking campaigner Gayzer Frackman has won the right to pursue his legal challenge against permission for Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site.
A community group and a resident have applied to the High Court to challenge decisions by the Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, over Cuadrilla’s plans to frack near Blackpool.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: Mark Menzies calls for unannounced inspections of Cuadrilla’s newly approved Lancashire shale gas site Roger Godsiff urges government to take into account greenhouse gas levels before overturning local authority decisions on fracking And peers welcome new fracking powers for Wales
The government announced yesterday that Blackpool would become a centre of excellence for the energy sector. At the same time, a campaigner from the town invited the Prime Minister to explain the need for a shale gas industry in the area.
The government wants to allow oil and gas companies to drill seismic monitoring boreholes without applying for planning permission.