Cuadrilla says this month it expects to carrying out the first UK high volume hydraulic fracturing since 2011. October also sees the deadline for comments in the government consultation on proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas.
The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, told anti-fracking campaigners at a rally in Westminster that the Labour Party stood in solidarity with them. And he predicted opposition to fracking would be a key issue at the next election.
Fracking Week in Parliament. What is the government doing to determine whether there’s any evidence that Russia has issued fake news to discredit the UK fracking industry? This question was put to ministers by the former Conservative Home Office Minister, David Maclean.
In this week’s update: Post-election lock-on outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site First lock-on at UKOG’s Broadford Bridge site Overnight watch for the arrival of drilling rig Dawn vigil in West Sussex
The Conservatives lost Kensington to Labour by 20 votes in the past hour in the final seat to be declared following yesterday’s general election.
DrillOrDrop is reporting live throughout the night as the general election results come in, looking closely at constituencies with onshore oil and gas sites or exploration plans. Keep checking here for updates on the results.
In this week’s listings: More screenings of The Bentley Effect and performances of Fracked! Direct action workshops Election hustings and Green Party manifesto launch Reclaim the Power national gathering A E Yates petition hand-in