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.
Conservative councillors in Lancashire have been accused of using a “wrecking amendment” for a second time to block support for their government’s policy on the rules on seismic activity induced by fracking.
The council where Aurora Energy Resources wants to drill and frack two shale gas wells has confirmed it continues to object to the process.
Councillors have voted to oppose fracking on the Somerset coast between Minehead and Burnham-on-Sea.
Conservative-controlled Scarborough Borough Council declared a climate emergency this afternoon.
Two sides of the fracking debate have responded strongly today following votes on earth tremors and protest policing at last night’s meeting of Lancashire County Council.
Councillors in Lancashire are calling on the government to suspend fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool because of earth tremors.
In this week’s listing Launch of Netpol report on policing at anti-fracking protests; Parliamentary debate on fracking in Cheshire; Nottingham County Council motion on seismic testing ; Don’t frack the commonwheel presented to Westminster.