Surrey County Council was challenged today at the High Court over its approval of two decades of oil extraction near Gatwick Airport.
The regulator of the oil and gas industry has no power to secure decommissioning of onshore sites, the High Court heard today.
There was a real risk that Third Energy might not be able to decommission its gas wells in North Yorkshire under new owners, the High Court was told today.
Planning approval at an onshore drilling site in Surrey did not need to take into account the climate effects of burning produced oil, a High Court judge ruled this morning.
Government proposals designed to speed-up fracking decisions are unclear, inappropriate and unjustified, a group of planning experts have said.
A campaigner will hear tomorrow whether the court injunction against fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool will continue.
Refusal of consent for Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site is the only rational decision, court told
An anti-fracking campaigner urged the Court of Appeal this afternoon to quash planning permission for Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire.
The Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, should not have approved Cuadrilla’s fracking plans because shale gas regulation was not good enough, the High Court heard this afternoon.
Updated: Lancashire campaigner prepares for legal fight against government approval of Cuadrilla fracking plans
An anti-fracking campaigner launched a crowdfunding campaign tonight for a legal challenge to any government approval of Cuadrilla’s plans for shale gas exploration in Lancashire.