A Surrey resident has issued a legal challenge against the county council’s decision to grant planning permission for long-term oil production and more drilling at the Horse Hill exploration site.
As the dust settles on the government’s fracking U-turn, former ministerial adviser professor Peter Styles explains why definitions matter and how one part of England could be excluded from the moratorium.
Cuadrilla’s major investor, A J Lucas, has said up to 72 lateral wells could be drilled from a shale gas site like Preston New Road, near Blackpool.
Cuadrilla’s Australian investor has said it continues to give the shale gas company its “full support” in the face of a moratorium on fracking announced two days ago.
The safety regulator for the nuclear industry has no information about the risk of earth tremors from fracking near the Hinkley Point power station, a campaign group has revealed.
The government is being urged to change the law to protect people whose property is damaged by fracking.
One of the UK’s leading seismologists says more shale gas wells must be fracked to assess the risk from tremors.