A Conservative-led council which could see the first frack in North Yorkshire has overwhelming rejected government proposals to change planning policy for shale gas exploration.
Most of the notes about a recent meeting between a minister and the shale gas industry have been redacted “in the public interest” or because they contained confidential information, a government department has said.
For the first time since 2013, a quarterly public attitudes survey for the government has not asked questions on whether people support or oppose fracking.
Government shale gas planning changes a “sad blow to public engagement” – Conservative council leader
The leader of Conservative-controlled Derbyshire County Council has said government plans designed to fast-track shale gas will cut local authorities out of decisions with the biggest impact on communities.
The Mayor of Malton has started private legal proceedings against the government over its proposals to take decisions on shale gas away from local councillors.
In this week’s listings Decision expected on Ineos plans for shale gas exploratory drilling at Bramleymoor Lane in Derbyshire; First anniversary of Green Monday protests at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site; Latest release of data in government public attitudes to fracking survey; Start of Lancashire lorry […]
The anti-shale gas group, Talk Fracking, has taken the first step in what could be a court challenge to government policy.