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.
Two women chained themselves to railings outside a Conservative Party building in Pickering this morning in protest at Third Energy’s plans to frack in the area.
The Government has confirmed it has received an application for hydraulic fracturing consent for Third Energy’s wellsite in North Yorkshire.
Guest Post by Mat Hope: “Secretive industry conference” seeks to persuade people fracking is a good idea
A secretive fracking conference sponsored by Dow Chemical and Halliburton and featuring speakers from a range of publically-funded government agencies is taking place somewhere in Birmingham today. In this Guest Post, Mat Hope, of Desmog UK, reports on what is known about the conference and what it is […]