A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.
The energy minister, Claire Perry, attended most of a 95-minute meeting with the shale gas industry which she said she had dropped in on, MPs heard this evening.
Most of the notes about a recent meeting between a minister and the shale gas industry have been redacted “in the public interest” or because they contained confidential information, a government department has said.
Cuadrilla injunction evidence based on “allegations, conjecture, exaggeration and hearsay”, court told
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, was accused at the High Court today of trying to “demonise” anti-fracking protester to support its case for an injunction.
News reported by DrillOrDrop that the Scottish Government had extended an Ineos shale gas licence near Glasgow has disappointed campaigners. The licence, called PEDL162, reached the end of its initial exploration term at the of June 2018. To continue to the second, appraisal phase, the operator should have […]
Campaigners call for fracking moratorium in former mining areas after new report reveals shale gas plans overlooked key geological data
Fracking companies have failed to use all available geological data when applying for planning permission, according to a report launched at Westminster this afternoon.
Ministers are considering taking fracking decisions in England out of local control and allowing shale gas exploration wells to be drilled without the need for planning applications.