Proposals to drill four more production wells at the Horse Hill oil site, near Gatwick Airport, have been supported by Surrey County Council planners.
Conservative councillors in Lancashire have been accused of using a “wrecking amendment” for a second time to block support for their government’s policy on the rules on seismic activity induced by fracking.
The UK’s credibility to tackle climate change rests on government action over the next 18 months, the official adviser said today.
Work to finalise policies that will shape fracking in North Yorkshire has been put on hold because of a landmark legal ruling.
A High Court judge ruled this morning that the government does not have to carry out a new public consultation on its planning policy on fracking.
The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper.
The Scottish government has delayed its decision on whether to ban fracking.