Councillors in Sheffield have voted to ban fracking on land by owned by the city. They also criticised the government’s shale gas policy and backed Labour’s call for a moratorium.
Labour MSP Claudia Beamish has launched a public consultation as part of her attempt to ban fracking in Scotland.
The main steel union, Community, has backed the UK fracking industry saying it could support thousands of jobs in the supply chain.
DrillOrDrop’s digest of the past month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world. InfraStrata puts Swanage gas drilling plans on hold SW Energy gives up Forest of Dean and Wiltshire gas exploration licences Nottinghamshire planners recommend approval of […]
The shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary confirmed this morning that the next Labour government would ban fracking.
Barnsley anti-fracking campaigners call for changes to minerals plan An anti-fracking group has called on Barnsley to take an impartial approach to shale gas in its planning policy and to host a public meeting on unconventional oil and gas.
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
Conservative-controlled Trafford Council voted overwhelmingly last night to reaffirm its opposition to fracking until it is proved to be safe.
Our update of the latest decisions on fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including: Anti-fracking motions on exploration licences in Trafford, Cheshire and Gloucestershire North Yorkshire minerals plan consultation closes and another delay to Kirby Misperton decision Recommendation on IGas plans for Nottinghamshire and debate […]
Transcripts and reports of parliamentary debates, questions and answers about fracking and onshore oil and gas for the two weeks ending 12 June 2015 Public opposition to fracking outweighs support Green MP calls on Labour to leave fossil fuels in the ground Gas versus renewables in bid to […]