Council leaders are due to decide next week whether to take court action against gas drilling near a village in Surrey.
Opponents of oil production in East Yorkshire are to make a last-minute bid to hold up this morning’s decision to approve.
A decision on gas exploration plans near the Surrey village of Dunsfold is expected by June 2022.
The decision on the Dunsfold/Loxley gas exploration site in Surrey is to be made by the communities’ secretary, Michael Gove, it was announced this afternoon.
Opponents of controversial gas drilling plans near the Surrey village of Dunsfold say they will put their toes on the line to show that large lorries will be forced to break the law when visiting the proposed site.
Michael Gove has replaced Robert Jenrick as secretary of state for housing, communities and local government.
DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in spring 2021 affecting the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
UK Oil & Gas plc announced this morning it has relinquished an oil exploration licence near Dorking in Surrey, which included a controversial site near the Leith Hill beauty spot.
Colin Watson, a leading campaigner against fracking and shale gas developments in Cheshire, has died.
A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.