Both Conservative leadership contenders have said they’re in favour of fracking if it has local support – but so far neither have explained how this would be measured or proved.
The energy minister, Greg Hands, sidestepped a question about the investment tax allowance proposed under the windfall tax for oil and gas companies.
The government’s climate advisor has warned about the risks of investing in fracking.
A network of anti-fracking groups is urging supporters to prepare for a government U-turn on the moratorium in England.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has said he is preparing to consider the next steps on fracking.
DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in summer 2022 involving the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has ordered a scientific review of the impact of fracking.
The UK Government and its advisers “marginalised, downplayed or ignored” public health concerns about shale gas exploration and fracking in England, new research has concluded.
Updated 24 April 2020 The investment bank, VSA Capital, has hinted that politics, rather than science, could overturn the moratorium on onshore fracking in England.
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.