A government department has confirmed it has acted on a threat of legal action from the onshore shale gas industry over the moratorium on fracking.
Rathlin Energy has confirmed it is seeking to extend road closures around its West Newton-B oil and gas site in East Yorkshire until autumn 2022.
The UK’s health and safety watchdog has accepted it did not inspect the management of silica sand at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool.
Campaigners have urged planners to drop their support for more time at an oil exploration site in West Sussex.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, helped the former shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel, prepare for a radio interview, according to emails she deleted.
The government must not lock-in higher greenhouse gas emissions in the Covid-19 recovery package, its adviser on climate change said today.
The government has no plans to extend the moratorium on fracking to other forms of well stimulation, correspondence has revealed.
A Balcombe resident has welcomed the report by West Sussex planners opposing Angus Energy’s proposed three-year well test in the village.
Ineos has withdrawn the long-running planning application for coalbed methane extraction at Airth in Falkirk. Opponents of the scheme for 22 new wells and 14 new sites described the decision as “fantastic news”.
Campaigners from Europe and North America have met a senior member of the United Nations to call for a ban on fracking.