Government proposals to take shale gas decisions out of the local planning system could result in a “one-size-fits all” approach with unrestricted drilling and fracking, a new parliamentary group has been told.
In the past three days, there have been three formal calls to halt fracking, scheduled to start soon for the first time in the UK since 2011.
Opponents of fracking are intensifying their campaign against the shale gas industry across northern England.
As Third Energy prepares to frack the first UK onshore well since 2011, nine environmental organisations have told the government they have “growing concerns” about the process.
Anti-fracking campaigners in England have been responding this afternoon to the announcement that the Scottish Government is extending indefinitely the moratorium on unconventional oil and gas. We’ll update this post as more comment comes in.
Two anti-fracking campaign groups have joined forces to try to put shale gas on the agenda for the general election.
In this week’s listings: Launch of Frack Free United lobby group against the fracking industry Two exhibitions about industrial sand extraction in Cheshire European Parliament vote Continuing protests at Preston New Road, Lancashire Plus deadlines, meetings, presentations and film screening