A former would-be fracking company has appointed a leading opponent as a director to help it go green.
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.
Frack Free United, a network of campaigners opposed to fracking, was runner-up in a national awards scheme run by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.
More than 100 campaign groups have urged the UK and Scottish governments not to bail out part of the Ineos group because of losses during the coronavirus outbreak.
Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
With 40+ marginal seats in more 170 English parliamentary constituencies potentially affected by oil and gas licences, the campaign network, Frack Free United, warned today that the impact of fracking on the election should not be underestimated.
Councillors have voted for an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the North Yorkshire district where Third Energy has permission for the process.
“New methane study backs climate case against fracking” – campaigners; “erroneous conclusions” – industry
Opponents of onshore shale gas in the UK have said new research on global methane emissions supports their call for a ban on fracking on climate change grounds.
The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper.
An anti-fracking campaign group has lodged a formal complaint against the government over a public consultation on changing the planning rules for shale gas drilling.