Campaigners in southern England have criticised what they say is a “gaping hole” in the regulations covering the use of acid on oil sites.
The public inquiry into plans by Ineos Upstream for shale exploration plans in South Yorkshire is expected to end today.
Another report commissioned by opponents of oil exploration, has criticised plans by Europa to drill near Leith Hill in Surrey.
“Deficiencies, omissions and insufficient surveying” – planners recommend refusal of INEOS shale gas plan in South Yorkshire greenbelt
INEOS failed to carry out sufficient surveys of badgers, bats and breeding birds to support its plans for shale gas exploration at Woodsetts, Rotherham council planners said today.
DrillOrDrop is reporting live throughout the night as the general election results come in, looking closely at constituencies with onshore oil and gas sites or exploration plans. Keep checking here for updates on the results.
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