DrillOrDrop’s update of the latest council news on fracking and onshore oil and gas: Presumption against unconventional gas in Swansea’s Local Development Plan East Riding of Yorkshire supports a motion against fracking Two delays to shale gas plans in Nottinghamshire New application underway in North Lincolnshire Minerals plan […]
Campaigners set up a camp in South Wales today to promote renewable energy and raise awareness of local unconventional gas developments in the run-up to the Welsh Assembly elections in May.
Wales Natural Resources Minister, Carl Sargeant, has extended his moratorium on unconventional gas and oil developments to underground coal gasification.
Swansea Council voted last night to add a statement to local policy saying it would not support plans for unconventional oil and gas.
Labour-led Swansea Council has voted overwhelmingly to take a stand against fracking. It is the fifth council in under a fortnight to criticise the process (details).
Neath Port Talbot council has approved Wales’s first application to explore for shale gas. The council’s planning committee, meeting this afternoon, granted permission to UK Methane for an exploratory borehole for shale gas and coal bed methane in the Foel Fynyddau Forest, near Pontrhydyfen.