The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper.
Anti–fracking campaigners from the East Midlands and South Yorkshire took their message to Westminster today.
Less than a quarter of people support relaxing the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors, according to results of a new survey published today.
The Mayor of Malton, in North Yorkshire, has failed in his attempt to bring a legal challenge against the government over the definition of fracking. But he said he had won important concessions in his campaign to restrict the shale gas industry.
The government should refuse consent for Third Energy’s fracking plans in North Yorkshire, campaigners said this morning in response to publication of the company’s annual accounts.
A group of senior geologists has called for an immediate moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the area of Surrey affected by 12 earthquakes in the past four months.
Government report revealing shale gas extraction increases air pollution was unpublished for three years
A government report which concluded that shale gas extraction increases air pollution was unpublished for three years and then released just after ministers approved fracking in Lancashire.