Three East Yorkshire councillors have asked an oil company to establish a community fund if its expansion plans are successful.
The government is seeking views on whether shale gas companies should be required to consult local people before they formally submit plans for an area.
Conservative-led Portsmouth City Council has voted unanimously to object to 20-year plans to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park.
The Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, told MPs yesterday that shale gas developers needed to make the case for fracking to local communities. During a session of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, Mrs Rudd was asked how she would “bridge the gap” between the government’s views on shale […]