The leader of Conservative-controlled Derbyshire County Council has said government plans designed to fast-track shale gas will cut local authorities out of decisions with the biggest impact on communities.
Senior experts have signed a letter calling for a parliamentary inquiry into the health impacts of fracking.
An open letter from two doctors has accused the energy minister, Claire Perry, of using Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool to study the impact of toxic chemical emissions on people. Consultants’ letter to Claire Perry
An oil well drilled in Surrey by Angus Energy more than 18 months ago against council advice should be granted retrospective planning permission, according to a report published this afternoon.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, was accused at the High Court today of trying to “demonise” anti-fracking protester to support its case for an injunction.
The future of an oil exploration site in West Sussex depends on the results of tests at the so-called “Gatwick Gusher” well about 20 miles away in Surrey, a company has said.
The Welsh Government is consulting on its new policy to oppose fracking and any further oil and gas exploration.