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.
Updates from Day 5 of the reopened public inquiry on Cuadrilla’s plans to drill and frack at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire.
The UK’s biggest shale gas company is expected to issue court documents in the next few days in its legal challenge against the National Trust over access to Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.
Any fracking at Third Energy’s well at Kirby Misperton could have to wait until the autumn, it emerged today.
The sound barrier at Third Energy’s would-be fracking site at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire came down today. This follows the withdrawal of other equipment over the past month.
Planners in the North York Moors appealed to INEOS to abandon plans to explore for shale gas under the national park. But according to minutes of a meeting last month INEOS refused.
In this week’s listings: Meeting of Derbyshire County Council on INEOS second shale gas application for Marsh Lane; Publication of latest government data on public attitudes to fracking; Webcast of conference on fracking and public health; Plus meetings, gatherings, talks and deadlines.
Updated: Minister delays fracking decision at Kirby Misperton until Third Energy submits its overdue accounts
The government is delaying a decision on Third Energy’s fracking plans at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire until the company has filed its latest accounts.
A newspaper article in North Yorkshire led to speculation during the weekend that gas company, Third Energy, had already carried out test fracks at its Kirby Misperton well site.
Opponents of plans by IGas to test its well at Ellesmere Port say more than 2,200 people have objected to the scheme, due to be decided later this month.