The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has rejected the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate to drop an anti-fracking policy from the London Plan.
The government is being challenged in the High Court this week over its planning policy on fracking.
Friends of the Earth has accused the Environment Agency of failing in its duty to ensure that best techniques were used to deal with waste fracking fluid at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire.
An estimated 6,000+ of people, including opponents of fracking from across the UK, closed five bridges in central London to highlight their concerns about climate change.
A campaigner will hear tomorrow whether the court injunction against fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool will continue.
Opponents of government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas developments have been taking part in protest events across England this week.
Guest post by Nick Grealy As shale companies prepare to explore for gas in the East Midlands, North Yorkshire and Lancashire, would-be operator Nick Grealy says there’s a whiff of hypocrisy about why London – and other cities in the south – have been left out of the […]