Conservative councillors in Lancashire have been accused of using a “wrecking amendment” for a second time to block support for their government’s policy on the rules on seismic activity induced by fracking.
The UK’s credibility to tackle climate change rests on government action over the next 18 months, the official adviser said today.
Work to finalise policies that will shape fracking in North Yorkshire has been put on hold because of a landmark legal ruling.
UK Oil and Gas has had to clarify arguments which it says support its planning application to drill for oil and gas at Dunsfold in Surrey.
An investigation among people living near Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site has revealed that most believed fracking was bad for health, wildlife and the wider environment.
The government has made its first public comment on the legal challenge which quashed a key section of planning policy on shale gas and fracking.
A High Court judge ruled this morning that the government does not have to carry out a new public consultation on its planning policy on fracking.