For a second time, opponents and supporters of plans for expansion at an oil site in East Yorkshire have put their cases to councillors.
Council officials have supported plans for more time at an undeveloped well site in Lincolnshire, where the only work carried out since 2014 has been on the site entrance.
A council which backed fracking nearly six years ago has adopted new planning rules that could restrict proposals for the controversial process.
Major plans for oil and gas production in East Yorkshire are “fundamentally flawed and should be refused”, experts said today.
Planners in Lincolnshire have said an oil company has failed to prove that its proposals for drilling and production in a protected landscape are in the national interest.
Billions of pounds remain invested in fossil fuels through local government pension funds, even though three-quarters of councils have declared a climate emergency, a new report reveals.
Conservatives in the North Yorkshire district of Ryedale say they are sending a “historic message” by calling for a local moratorium on fracking until at least 2023.
Fracking Week in Parliament: DrillOrDrop review of what UK politicians say about the onshore oil and gas industry. The Prime Minister was questioned about statements on her website supporting local decision-making – at a time when the government proposes to take some shale gas schemes out of local […]
In this week’s listings Rally in south east England by EarthFirst summer gathering Jamie Bartlett and John Ashton to speak at rally outside Preston New Road Frack Free Scarborough visit Lancashire Seven local group meetings Plus regular gatherings
Two consultations opened this afternoon on government proposals to fast-track decisions on shale gas developments in England.