The potential cost to the public of decommissioning fracking sites is to be investigated by the government’s spending watchdog.
Events in July 2019 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
More than a third of local election candidates standing next week in an area where Ineos wants to explore for shale gas have signed a “frack free pledge”.
A parliamentary group is seeking expert evidence on earthquakes caused by fracking.
A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.
The energy minister who promotes economic benefits of shale gas has not visited a site, she said this week. She also appears to have back-tracked on hints that she might relax rules on earthquakes induced by fracking.
The pro-fracking former Labour MP, Natascha Engel, is the new commissioner for shale gas, the government announced this afternoon.
Labour comes out against fracking – but will its candidates in shale gas constituencies back the ban?
As predicted, Labour’s manifesto, published this morning, includes a promise to ban fracking.