The Irish government has announced it is withdrawing support for a gas import terminal at Shannon on the south west coast.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has rejected the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate to drop an anti-fracking policy from the London Plan.
The shale gas company, IGas, has been criticised for treating communities with “disrespect and contempt” after serving a High Court injunction on two residents’ groups.
Future planning policy for fracking in England could be set in the coming months in the rolling hills and copses of North Yorkshire.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Caroline Spelman on what the Church of England said about fracking Claudia Beamish asks why a fracking ban is not in Scotland’s draft climate change bill
This week’s diary features a legal challenge in the High Court in London by Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth against the approval of planning permission to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. Also five community meetings, two meet-the-regulator events, a fundraiser, a consultation deadline […]
Barnsley anti-fracking campaigners call for changes to minerals plan An anti-fracking group has called on Barnsley to take an impartial approach to shale gas in its planning policy and to host a public meeting on unconventional oil and gas.
Environmental campaigners in West Sussex are calling for changes to a draft policy for future oil and gas development because they say it fails to include measures to tackle climate change.
A new strategy in West Sussex seeks to prevent almost all oil and gas development in the South Downs National Park and the county’s two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
As MP prepare to leave parliament for the summer, the government has announced it is to ban fracking from the surface of National Parks and some other protected areas. But under new rules operators will be allowed to frack underneath these areas from outside their boundaries. Several environmental […]