The Infrastructure Act unexpectedly made news last week with the closure of a loophole on fracking consent. Fracking in the UK now looks unlikely in 2017. But 2018 could be very different, with fracking now expected at two sites and shale gas companies looking for new locations. In this guest […]
In a last attempt to stop fracking at Kirby Misperton, Friends of the Earth has asked North Yorkshire Police to investigate whether bats will be at risk from Third Energy’s planned operation.
In this week’s events listing: continued protests at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, consultation opening, presentations, debates, meetings, film screenings and training.
As anti-fracking groups prepare to take legal action over recent shale gas decisions, the government has announced changes which could make future challenges more expensive.
Councillors deciding Third Energy’s fracking application in North Yorkshire were given “misleading” information about bats flying over the wellsite, Friends of the Earth said today.
A community group has begun a legal challenge to the Government’s decision to grant planning permission for fracking at a site in Lancashire.
Government feared anti-fracking campaigners would use unredacted shale gas report to undermine policy
The Government resisted releasing a full version of its shale gas impacts report because it was concerned about the effect it would have on fracking decisions in Lancashire and proposed changes to the trespass law.