Fracking companies have failed to use all available geological data when applying for planning permission, according to a report launched at Westminster this afternoon.
Ministers are considering taking fracking decisions in England out of local control and allowing shale gas exploration wells to be drilled without the need for planning applications.
A second council is recommending dropping traffic concerns as a reason for opposing Ineos shale gas plans, within weeks of a public inquiry.
The public inquiry into plans by Ineos Upstream for shale exploration plans in South Yorkshire is expected to end today.
Live reporting from Day 6 of the public inquiry into Ineos plans for shale gas exploration at the South Yorkshire village of Harthill.
May 2018 sees the continuing inquiry into INEOS shale gas plans in Harthill and the start of the company’s judicial review against the Scottish Government. Keep up with the news with DrillOrDrop’s digest of headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily.
Today’s session of the public inquiry heard statements from members of the public, community groups and campaigners. This post has a selection of these statements.