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.
Opponents of fracking have accused a parliamentary group on shale gas regulation of being biased in favour of the industry and failing to reflect the views of communities that might be affected.
The government has ruled out national limits on the number of fracking sites in shale gas areas. It has also refused to set a minimum distance between wells and homes.
Communities facing fracking for shale gas – or the possibility of it – criticised the planning system at a meeting in the Houses of Parliament this afternoon.
On Monday evening, North Yorkshire County Council’s planning committee voted by seven to four in favour of an application by Third Energy to frack its existing well at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale. We reported on the immediate reaction from supporters and opponents of the proposal. This round-up has […]
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, said today there was no evidence of the need for a single regulator for the shale gas industry.
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, is the speaker at a new parliamentary group on shale gas regulation, which meets next week.