Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
Councillors have voted for an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the North Yorkshire district where Third Energy has permission for the process.
The Lib Dems have backed an international treaty to reduce the production, consumption and trade in the building blocks of plastic.
As Third Energy prepares to frack the first UK onshore well since 2011, nine environmental organisations have told the government they have “growing concerns” about the process.
Campaigners celebrate Barclays’ decision to stop funding fracking – bank says “no urgency” to sell Third Energy
Opponents of plans to frack in North Yorkshire have welcomed confirmation by Barclays that it plans to sell its stake in Third Energy “at some point”.