DrillOrDrop’s May 2017 digest of news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily. For headlines from previous months, click here
In a brief court hearing at 9.30 this morning, the High Court judge Sir Ian Dove dismissed two legal challenges to the ministerial approval of Cuadrilla’s plans for fracking at a site in Lancashire.
Cuadrilla is seeking to raise the height of the rig and the volume of noise it can make at a Lancashire shale gas site next to an internationally-important bird reserve.
West Sussex has a last chance next month to strengthen controls on the use of acid in oil and gas operations.
A community group has begun a legal challenge to the Government’s decision to grant planning permission for fracking at a site in Lancashire.
Planners have recommended approval of the first shale gas exploration plans in Nottinghamshire.
Councillors are being recommended to approve plans to produce gas at a site in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, despite predicted harm to the landscape and in breach of several planning policies.