The former Conservative leadership contender, Jeremy Hunt, said today it was “extraordinary” that the UK, with its net zero target, was even thinking about plans to drill for gas at Dunsfold in Surrey.
Landowners are demanding speedy action from the government about who should deal with the consequences if something goes wrong with fracking.
A prominent anti-fracking campaigner facing a fortnight in jail has a final chance to avoid the sentence at a court hearing next month.
Anti-fracking protesters have been ordered to leave their camp on land at near Chester that is earmarked as an IGas coal bed methane site.
The offer to landowners of royalties from shale oil and gas drilling – described as a “game-changer” for fracking – does nothing to address concerns about liability, the Country Land and Business Association said today.