On Monday evening, North Yorkshire County Council’s planning committee voted by seven to four in favour of an application by Third Energy to frack its existing well at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale. We reported on the immediate reaction from supporters and opponents of the proposal. This round-up has […]
The energy minister, Andrea Leadsom, promised today there would be “no compromise” on taking account of the views of local communities on fracking.
The government has been accused of attacking democracy and privately contradicting public statements, following publication at the weekend of a leaked letter on fracking policy.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Questions from Jim Cunningham and Lord Young on the role of shale gas in UK energy Lisa Nandy and Jonathan Reynolds accuse the government of confusion on fracking in National Parks Ben Howlett calls for protection from fracking for Bath’s spa water
The government has been accused of trying to push through rules on fracking under National Parks by calling a parliamentary vote with less than a day’s notice.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Ministers make changes to planning policy in statements on shale gas and oil Lisa Nandy asks: Does the government have a plan to keep the lights? Cat Smith asks: Did the government discuss the release of the full version of the rural […]