Security guards and specialist rescue staff worked through the night to remove campaigners from a protest camp near the Horse Hill oil exploration site in Surrey.
The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has refused to renew a lease of land for oil drilling in Surrey because of the damage it could do to ancient woodland.
The High Court has extended an injunction against protests at Europa’s exploratory oil site near Leith Hill in Surrey for less than a day.
Europa Oil and Gas, the company behind oil drilling near the Leith Hill beauty spot in Surrey, announced this morning it was pulling out of the site.
Mole Valley District Council has called for local oil and gas operations to stop if they are implicated in the recent cluster of earthquakes in Surrey.
Statements made by two oil companies about the recent cluster of earthquakes in Surrey have been challenged by geologists.
Opponents of an unauthorised oil well drilled at Brockham in Surrey were visibly shocked by a vote to grant retrospective planning permission today.