A public consultation opened today on the environmental impact of plans to revive oil exploration on the Isle of Wight.
A controversial law to increase police powers to control protests was included in the Queen’s Speech this morning. The speech also included other already-announced plans for new environmental targets, an overhaul of the planning system and changes to the way public decisions could be challenged in court.
Warning that Biscathorpe oil production plans would “cause significant and long-term harm” to Lincolnshire Wolds
Plans for long-term oil extraction in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds would introduce a permanent industrial feature in a deeply rural and tranquil landscape, countryside officials have warned.
Ineos has postponed a controversial scheme to build Europe’s biggest propylene factory in the Port of Antwerp.
Cuadrilla should be allowed to keep its long-standing Elswick gas production site, Lancashire planners said today, even though there’s been no extraction for more than seven years.
Officials have supported plans by UK Oil & Gas for a new drilling site near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey despite opposition from local people and councils. A report published this evening has recommended the application be approved by the county council’s planning committee next week. It […]
An oil company should be given another two years to decide whether its site in West Sussex is viable, planners recommended today.
Proposals to test the Balcombe oil well in West Sussex would compromise the protected landscape of the High Weald, council planners said today.
Campaigners from Europe and North America have met a senior member of the United Nations to call for a ban on fracking.
Measures to protect the environment during proposed work at the Balcombe oil site in West Sussex are “inadequate, incomplete and misleading”, villagers have complained.