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The government has announced it is abolishing the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which regulates some onshore oil and gas operations.
The recommendation of the inspector at Cuadrilla’s public inquiry into fracking plans in Lancashire has been sent to government. The Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the report went to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark, by yesterday’s deadline.
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Two opponents of Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in Lancashire have won a national award established in memory of the campaigner, Sheila McKechnie.
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 […]
With the end of the Cuadrilla fracking inquiry yesterday, attention now turns to the report of the inspector, Wendy McKay.
After a long-weekend break, the Cuadrilla fracking inquiry at Blackpool Football Club reaches its final day tomorrow (Wednesday 16th March).
The government has been accused of attacking democracy and privately contradicting public statements, following publication at the weekend of a leaked letter on fracking policy.
bA leaked government plan, published by The Telegraph today, proposed taking decisions for fracking wells away from local councils.