The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has rejected the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate to drop an anti-fracking policy from the London Plan.
If the UK government’s moratorium on fracking is lifted in the future, shale gas companies are likely to face an extra challenge in North Yorkshire.
In this guest post, anti-fracking campaigner and researcher, Ben Dean, argues that successive Conservative-led governments have failed to have full confidence in the onshore fracking industry.
The government is being urged to change the law to protect people whose property is damaged by fracking.
As expected, the Scottish government has continued an indefinite moratorium on fracking and the unconventional oil and gas industry.
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.