Cuadrilla’s Australian owner has condemned the reinstatement of the moratorium on fracking in England as a betrayal of the shale gas industry.
Three years ago today, the government formally confirmed a moratorium on fracking in England.
Anti-fracking groups in Lancashire are calling on the government and regulators to order the permanent plugging and abandonment of wells at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site.
Anti-fracking groups have welcomed confirmation from Downing Street that Rishi Sunak will reimpose the moratorium in England.
The new prime minister has said he will deliver on the promises in the 2019 Conservative election manifesto.
Less than 24 hours after a chaotic parliamentary vote on fracking, the prime minister has resigned.
Liz Truss announced today a consultation on how local consent for fracking would be measured.
The shadow climate secretary, Ed Miliband, on a visit to the shale gas village of Misson in Nottinghamshire today, promised that a Labour government would ban fracking.
Conservative-controlled East Yorkshire council has voted overwhelmingly against fracking locally in one of the first formal reactions to the government’s lifting of the moratorium in England.
Liz Truss did not mention fracking in her speech to the Conservative conference in Birmingham. But leading campaigners from Greenpeace heckled over the party’s U-turn on the moratorium on fracking.