Opponents of oil exploration at a site in West Sussex have called for an immediate stop to work after the drill rig was installed yesterday.
INEOS Shale has submitted an application for a mining waste permit for its proposed gas exploration site in the village of Marsh Lane in north east Derbyshire.
The South Downs National Park Authority has announced that a planning application for oil drilling and production at Markwells Wood in West Sussex has been withdrawn.
An oil company has defended its plans to drill new wells in the South Downs National Park near a source of drinking water, despite the objection of the Environment Agency.
Plans to produce oil at a site in the South Downs could pose an unacceptable risk to a nearby source of drinking water, the Environment Agency has said.
New questions have been raised about whether drilling for oil should be allowed in an area of the South Downs that feeds a source of drinking water.
The Communities Secretary has ruled that plans for security fencing at Europa’s oil site near the Leith Hill beauty spot in Surrey need a detailed assessment of their impact on the environment.