An investigation is underway into allegations of bullying and manhandling of Conservative MPs in parliament this evening in a chaotic vote on fracking.
Liz Truss announced today a consultation on how local consent for fracking would be measured.
The county which hosted the UK’s only high volume fracking sites voted unanimously this afternoon to keep planning decisions on the process with the local planning authority.
English councils have begun voting against shale gas development in their areas, in response to the new government polity that fracking needs local support to go ahead.
Conservative-controlled East Yorkshire council has voted overwhelmingly against fracking locally in one of the first formal reactions to the government’s lifting of the moratorium in England.
Councillors in East Yorkshire are to debate opposing fracking in the county.
BP’s emission targets are “too little too late” for the climate, said anti-fracking campaigners protesting against the company in London this morning.
Senior Conservatives in East Yorkshire are urging the county council to declare a climate emergency – after defeating two previous calls by their opponents.
The Conservative-led council in the area of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site has called on regulators to ban local fracking immediately on safety grounds.
Councillors have voted for an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the North Yorkshire district where Third Energy has permission for the process.