The plan to drill for oil near the Lincolnshire village of North Kelsey conflicts with the UK’s international commitments to tackle climate change, a leading scientist has warned.
Opponents of plans to test an oil well at the West Sussex village of Balcombe have got permission to bring a legal challenge.
A consultation is underway into detailed plans for a gas site in Surrey, even though the scheme is being challenged in court next month.
A new oil site got the go-ahead from Lincolnshire councillors this morning, despite local opposition.
The Office for Environmental Protection has been given permission by the Supreme Court to intervene in a landmark legal challenge over the climate impact of oil production in Surrey.
The legal challenge to drilling for gas near the Surrey village of Dunsfold will go to the High Court in eight weeks.
Proposals by IGas for a new hydrocarbon site in Lincolnshire have been backed by county council planners, despite local opposition and official concerns about road safety.
One of the UK’s leading would-be fracking companies appears to be turning away from shale gas.
Councillors in Surrey have unanimously rejected plans by IGas to manufacture hydrogen from methane at its site at Albury near Guildford.
Residents have submitted their legal case over an extended test at the Balcombe oil site in West Sussex.