Data released today suggests that UK councils have invested more than £9 billion from staff pension funds in fracking companies, despite opposition to the process.
The anti-shale gas group, Talk Fracking, has taken the first step in what could be a court challenge to government policy.
Opponents of plans by Egdon Resources for long-term oil production near Scunthorpe congratulated councillors for opposing a fourth application by the company.
Restoration of Wressle oil site not “commercially-viable” while new production plans are pending – Egdon
Investment by Egdon Resources in its oil site near Scunthorpe should be considered when deciding whether to extend planning permission, council planners will argue next week.
The eight-day inquiry into Ineos shale gas plans for the Derbyshire village of Marsh Lane ended at lunchtime today.
Fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, and her son, Joe Corre, have accused the Government of hypocrisy over its policies on plastics and fracking.
Scientists have called for investigations into the levels of methane released from oil and gas sites after a study concluded that global levels of some hydrocarbons in the atmosphere had been underestimated.