Plans to produce oil at a site in the South Downs could pose an unacceptable risk to a nearby source of drinking water, the Environment Agency has said.
New questions have been raised about whether drilling for oil should be allowed in an area of the South Downs that feeds a source of drinking water.
People can now comment on new details of plans to produce oil for 20 years at Markwells Wood in the South Downs National Park.
A decision expected this month on plans by IGas to explore for shale gas at a second site in Nottinghamshire has been put back again.
A decision on plans for a second shale gas exploration site in Nottinghamshire has been delayed again.
A public consultation has opened into an environmental permit application for the Horse Hill oil exploration site in Surrey.
Environmental permit for shale gas drilling at Tinker Lane in Notts – no groundwater monitoring required
A second shale gas site has come a step closer in north Nottinghamshire.
Conservative-led Portsmouth City Council has voted unanimously to object to 20-year plans to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park.
Portsmouth Water has objected to proposals for 20 years of oil production in the South Downs National Park because of concerns about contamination to drinking water.
IGas has reduced by nearly 1.5km the maximum depth of its proposed shale gas well at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire.