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.
The eight-day inquiry into Ineos shale gas plans for the Derbyshire village of Marsh Lane ended at lunchtime today.
Fracking Week in Parliament 2 The planning application by Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton cost North Yorkshire County Council more than £500,000, MPs were told this week.
Weekend long read: Is shale gas nationally important and should decisions be taken out of local control?
The shale gas industry and its opponents had a rare moment of agreement in a committee room in Westminster this week.
Many fracking protests are not peaceful, lawful or local, says Cuadrilla: untrue say Lancs campaigners
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, said today many of the protests at its site near Blackpool were by a “small hard-core” of national activists and were neither peaceful nor lawful.
This week’s diary features a legal challenge in the High Court in London by Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth against the approval of planning permission to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. Also five community meetings, two meet-the-regulator events, a fundraiser, a consultation deadline […]