Lancashire County Council has cut the speed limit on Preston New Road outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site amid concerns about the safety of protesters and motorists.
A long-awaited visualisation of what shale gas production could mean for the UK countryside has been released by the fracking industry.
A mother from a shale gas area in Pennsylvania has urged UK politicians to learn from American mistakes and use robust planning to protect communities from fracking.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Tim Farron on local challenges to government fracking decisions Calum Kerr on potential threats to biodiversity Fiona Bruce on the impact of fracking on local communities Tom Blenkinsop on fracking and jobs Grant Shapps on simplified planning for shale gas Justin Madders […]
Leading figures from the industry seeking to explore for shale gas are gathering in Liverpool this week for a two-day conference.
On Friday (20 May) councillors in North Yorkshire will meet to decide whether to approve what could be the UK’s first fracked shale gas well for more than five years.
The energy minister, Andrea Leadsom, promised today there would be “no compromise” on taking account of the views of local communities on fracking.
In this special Fracking Week in Westminster: Kevin Hollinrake asks about community benefits from fracking Peter Aldous calls for realism over onshore shale In the Scottish Parliament, Labour and the SNP clash over INEOS and Scotland’s fracking moratorium
There’s continuing uncertainty about the future impact of unconventional oil and gas sites on house prices and mortgage lending. Last week, Henry Smith, MP for Crawley, raised the issue in parliament after Santander withdrew a mortgage offer to one of his constituents on a house six miles from […]