Andrea Leadsom has been appointed the new business and energy secretary with responsibility for the onshore oil and gas industry. The new local government secretary, who will decide on two shale gas planning appeals, is Robert Jenrick.
Support for fracking has recovered from a record low in the spring, according to results from the latest government attitudes survey. Opposition has fallen from a previous record high.
UK Oil and Gas has had to clarify arguments which it says support its planning application to drill for oil and gas at Dunsfold in Surrey.
A group of six young people blocked the entrances of a seminar on the UK unconventional oil and gas industry this morning.
Twenty-nine academics have called on governments and scientists to withdraw their support for fracking because of its climate change impacts.
Katja Garson, of the UK Youth Climate Coalition, reports in this guest post on a growing letter-writing campaign that urges the energy minister to ban fracking.
Last week, the Frack Free United campaign network delivered a declaration to Downing Street calling for a halt to fracking. It was signed by 8,000+ politicians, academics, community groups, environmental organisations and residents. In this guest weekend long read, Frack Free United makes the case against government policy […]