The government may relax regulations designed to prevent earthquakes caused by fracking, according to comments by the energy minister, Claire Perry.
The government was warned this morning to drop proposals to change the planning rules on shale gas.
Government ministers were questioned by MPs last night about their proposals to take fracking decisions out of local control and scrap the need for planning applications for exploration sites.
In this week’s listings: Planning meeting at which INEOS shale gas scheme for Woodsetts is due to be decided; Debate on fracking regulation in Pickering; Robin Hood Vs Fracking workshops and parades in Eckington; Legal observer training; Alan Roxburgh to speak at Green Monday outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New […]
More landowners in Yorkshire have joined a campaign opposing fracking and access to their property for seismic testing.
The Conservative MP, Kevin Hollinrake, and chartered oil and gas engineer, Mike Hill, will take opposite sides in a debate about fracking in North Yorkshire next month.
A committee of MPs is to examine whether planning applications for fracking in England should be decided by a government minister, rather than local councils.