The former Green Party MEP and environmental campaigner, Keith Taylor, has died, aged 69.
Some politicians, campaign groups and residents have reacted with anger at the official lifting of the moratorium on fracking in England. But two leading shale gas companies have welcomed today’s announcement.
Fracking opponents have warned of a “huge backlash” if the government agrees to industry demands for new rules to make shale gas production quicker and easier.
Opponents of fracking have described today’s withdrawal of an order to plug and abandon Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas wells as ‘kicking the fracking can down the road ‘. More details
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire have welcomed Cuadrilla’s announcement that it is to plug and abandon shale gas wells near Blackpool.
Opponents of fracking have used the first anniversary of the moratorium on fracking in England to call for the shale gas industry to give up.
The UK energy minister said this evening that fracking was over and the government had “moved on”.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla Resources, is looking at conventional oil and gas opportunities in the UK after predicting no fracking this year.
Updated 24 April 2020 The investment bank, VSA Capital, has hinted that politics, rather than science, could overturn the moratorium on onshore fracking in England.
Cuadrilla has confirmed no more fracking will take place at its shale gas site in Lancashire before a planning deadline at the end of November.