2018 was a year of firsts for fracking and the campaigns against it, with successes and setbacks on both sides of the argument.
Surrey County Council’s position that Angus Energy drilled its new Brockham oil well without planning permission has been supported by lawyers.
Plans by INEOS for a second shale gas well in the East Midlands will not need an environmental impact assessment, according to the local council.
Councillors in Sheffield have voted to ban fracking on land by owned by the city. They also criticised the government’s shale gas policy and backed Labour’s call for a moratorium.
Opposition to fracking for shale gas has risen to a record high and support is at the lowest level so far, according to a government survey of public attitudes.
Communities facing fracking for shale gas – or the possibility of it – criticised the planning system at a meeting in the Houses of Parliament this afternoon.
Two discussions of the shale industry yesterday revealed very different views on the fight for public acceptance. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, meeting in Westminster, heard claims from government and industry representatives that they were winning the argument over fracking. But speakers at […]