The UK government is consulting on changes to documents that guide decisions on major energy developments.
County councillors in Surrey are being urged not to accept their officials’ assessment of the benefits of gas exploration near the village of Dunsfold.
Angus Energy reported this morning it has withdrawn a planning application to test its oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex.
In this week’s listings: Cuadrilla due to start fracking at Preston New Road. Three campaigners jailed for fracking protest appeal against sentence. Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corre to visit fracking opponents in Lancashire. National climate crisis rally at Cuadrila’s shale gas site.
Fracking Week in Parliament 2 The planning application by Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton cost North Yorkshire County Council more than £500,000, MPs were told this week.
Weekend long read: Is shale gas nationally important and should decisions be taken out of local control?
The shale gas industry and its opponents had a rare moment of agreement in a committee room in Westminster this week.
A committee of MPs is to examine whether planning applications for fracking in England should be decided by a government minister, rather than local councils.
In this week’s listings: National anti-fracking rally, Preston New Road, Lancashire Meet the Regulators drop-in event, Doncaster Mardi Gras procession for Bury Hill Wood, Surrey Anti-fracking march, Mosborough, nr Sheffield Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour event, York Plus meetings, film screenings, lectures, regional gatherings
40+ events about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas in November 2016, including United Against Fracking national rally, Kirby Misperton judicial review hearing and Nottinghamshire council meeting to decide IGas shale gas application. Plus film screenings, meetings, conference, workshops, information events, fundraisers, debates and talks. Also advanced notice […]
The government has ruled out national limits on the number of fracking sites in shale gas areas. It has also refused to set a minimum distance between wells and homes.