The Wildlife Trusts are urging the Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, to extend the areas where fracking is banned. The appeal comes on the final day for comments to a government consultation on the latest round of oil and gas licences. The Wildlife Trusts, which has identified nearly 200 […]
The government’s consultation about how new oil and gas licences may affect the UK’s most important sites for wildlife appears to breach good practice guidelines – and has been criticised by a leading nature conservation organisation.
The RSPB warned today that nearly 300 Sites of Special Scientific Interest – home to rare plants and animals – have been included in the new oil and gas licences.