Ineos has told residents in south Yorkshire that the government’s fracking moratorium announced earlier this month does not affect its shale gas plans for the village of Harthill.
For the first time, an injunction against protests at UK oil and gas sites is to be examined at a full trial at the High Court.
As the government announces a second moratorium on fracking because of earth tremor risks, DrillOrDrop looks back at key events in the past eight years. Please let us know about any important headlines we have missed.
As expected, the Scottish government has continued an indefinite moratorium on fracking and the unconventional oil and gas industry.
A ministerial statement is due later this week on Scotland’s policy on unconventional oil and gas.
Fracking companies can “railroad” through their interests because the Environment Agency has been “drained” of resources, a Labour energy spokesperson told delegates at the party’s conference.
Anti-fracking campaigners are to protest against Ineos during the Tour of Britain cycle race tomorrow (14 September 2019) by wearing devil masks of the company’s billionaire owner, Jim Ratcliffe.