Ministers have refused a request to overturn planning permission for expansion and long-term production at a Rathlin Energy oil and gas site in East Yorkshire.
The communities’ secretary is still considering an application for long-term oil production at West Newton-A in East Yorkshire.
A council which opposed drilling for gas near a Surrey village has taken the first step to fight ministerial approval of the scheme.
The UK strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions could exceed targets set by parliament, government lawyers told the High Court today.
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.
The UK government is being urged today to withdraw from a legal challenge about the climate impacts of oil production in Surrey.
Michael Gove has replaced Robert Jenrick as secretary of state for housing, communities and local government.
A decision is now due in May on whether oil production plans in East Yorkshire need a detailed environmental study.
A year ago today, people in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts waited to hear whether the government would approve Ineos plans to drill for shale gas near their homes. 90 miles away, this scene was repeated in Cheshire where IGas was seeking permission to test its shale […]
Nearly 30 representatives from six councils in East Yorkshire have called for a government ruling on whether expansion plans at a local oil site need detailed environmental research.