The government has been urged to delay a final decision on fracking near Blackpool because of local concerns about a lack of information on plans to deal with an emergency.
The outcome of the Roseacre Wood fracking inquiry, which ended last week, will be decided by James Brokenshire.
A committee of MPs is to examine whether planning applications for fracking in England should be decided by a government minister, rather than local councils.
The final decision on Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton has been delayed because of a loophole in the Infrastructure Act, the government said this evening.
Lawyers for the government today defended the decision to give the go-ahead to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site and the UK’s first horizontal fracking wells.
An anti-fracking campaigner claimed in the High Court today that the government had acted unlawfully when it gave IGas more time to drill for gas near his home in Cheshire
A Lancashire resident is seeking a High Court hearing after he was refused permission to challenge the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid, over Cuadrilla’s second shale gas site at Roseacre Wood.
A community group and an anti-fracking campaigner have lost their legal challenge against the Communities’ Secretary over the way he granted permission for fracking at a site in Lancashire.
The Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, should not have approved Cuadrilla’s fracking plans because shale gas regulation was not good enough, the High Court heard this afternoon.
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool have gathered outside the High Court in Manchester for a challenge against the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid.