Fracking in England in 2022 was tied to the fate of the three prime ministers who held office during the year.
The Australian owner of the shale gas company, Cuadrilla, spent $1.107m in the UK in 2021 (about £655,000 at current rates), even though its licences were “on hold” because of the fracking moratorium.
Both Conservative leadership contenders have said they’re in favour of fracking if it has local support – but so far neither have explained how this would be measured or proved.
The UK’s next prime minister will be pro-fracking but only if local people want it.
17th April 2014 The Green MP for Brighton, Caroline Lucas, vowed to continue her campaign to end fracking after her acquittal on public order and obstruction charges arising from last summer’s protests at Balcombe.