UK oil and gas companies are regularly breaching regulation of their operations with little consequence, new research published today concludes.
A government document that shapes planning decisions across England is unlawful, Friends of the Earth, said in a challenge today.
A resident’s group in Surrey has discovered a loophole in oil and gas regulations that allow some wells to be stimulated or used for reinjection without specific controls.
Fracking Week in Parliament The SNP MP, Drew Hendry, asked the government last week about the environmental risks of oil drilling in south east England.
The High Court has told the UK government to change some new rules for environmental court cases to protect those taking legal action.
A former Conservative parliamentary candidate and leading establishment figure has condemned the Tory manifesto pledges in support of fracking.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has published environmental monitoring data from its Preston New Road site near Blackpool.