Plans to extract methane from a disused colliery near Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire were approved this lunchtime by two votes.
A new parliamentary group has called for evidence on how fracking could affect former coal mining areas.
Government proposals to allow oil and gas companies to drill monitoring boreholes without planning permission will be put before parliament next year. Ministers want to change what are known as “permitted development rights” for groundwater monitoring boreholes and boreholes for seismic investigation and monitoring. A statement, released on […]