Life must be made difficult for oil and gas companies that increase – or fail to reduce – carbon emissions, Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners have argued.
More than 600 academics, politicians and campaigners signed a letter calling on the government to replace the current moratorium on fracking with an outright ban.
The cabinet minister who announced the moratorium on fracking last year has been sacked in today’s reshuffle.
The new Conservative MP for the Rother Valley in south Yorkshire is calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to include drilling for shale gas.
An Australian mining group has almost doubled its stake in the UK shale gas company, Cuadrilla Resources.
Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
A provisional date has been set for the decision on fracking plans in Lancashire – the first to be considered since the government announced a moratorium last year.