A community group has given notice that it is planning a legal challenge to the extension of an oil and gas exploration licence in West Sussex.
Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale have been told that a decision on their legal challenge to the approval of Third Energy fracking plans will be made before the end of October.
The decision by North Yorkshire County Council to approve plans by Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton is to be challenged in court.
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.
Prominent anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Rothery, refused this morning to pay legal fees amounting to more than £55,000 in a dispute with the shale gas company, Cuadrilla.
Police in Northern Ireland arrested a man during a protest today against exploratory drilling at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus.
A High Court judge granted a bankruptcy order this morning against Ian Crane, a prominent anti-fracking campaigner, after a request by lawyers for Rathlin Energy.
An opponent of shale gas was under surveillance for his role in anti-fracking protests, the High Court in London was told this morning.
The High Court in London has adjourned for a second time Rathlin Energy’s attempt to make a bankruptcy order against an anti-fracking campaigner.
Anti-fracking protesters have been ordered to leave their camp on land at near Chester that is earmarked as an IGas coal bed methane site.