Councillors in East Yorkshire are to debate opposing fracking in the county.
Government advisors have told the new prime minister the UK can’t rely on shale gas to solve the cost-of-living crisis.
The Australian owner of the shale gas company, Cuadrilla, spent $1.107m in the UK in 2021 (about £655,000 at current rates), even though its licences were “on hold” because of the fracking moratorium.
The Good Law Project announced this morning it was supporting the community group, Protect Dunsfold, in its bid to challenge a government decision to allow exploratory drilling for gas on the edge of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The company behind plans to explore for gas near a Surrey village has threatened to sue a senior local councillor for libel.
Council leaders are due to decide next week whether to take court action against gas drilling near a village in Surrey.
Climate campaigners staged a noisy protest to demand a council pension fund stops investing in oil and gas companies.
As the government considers the future of fracking in England, a new study has revealed little support for a change of policy.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has submitted its scientific review of shale gas extraction to the UK government.
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