Support for fracking in the UK has fallen to its lowest level, according to a regular public opinion poll for the government.
A committee of MPs has suggested the government policy of increased use of gas fired power stations will make it hard for the UK to meet carbon reduction targets by 2030.
The shale gas industry should be required to establish a fund for the clean-up of any contamination from fracking, councillors in North Yorkshire have said.
Within the past few minutes the Planning Inspectorate has confirmed the date when the Inspector’s report on the Cuadrilla fracking inquiry will be submitted to the government. In an email, Leanne Palmer, of PINS, wrote: “The Inspector’s report is due to be submitted to the Secretary of State […]
Our digest of February’s about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them
At the end of the first week of the public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking plans the key battlegrounds are becoming clear.
Our digest of January’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them, including:
bA leaked government plan, published by The Telegraph today, proposed taking decisions for fracking wells away from local councils.
Last week, four councils criticised government powers to override local decision-making on fracking applications.
Labour whips have just said that MPs have voted to allow fracking under National Parks and other protected areas. They say the result was 298 in favour and 261 against, a government majority of 37. The vote approved the government’s Draft Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015. […]