For the second week in a row, Theresa May backed shale gas in a reply during Prime Minister’s Questions.
An eight year old boy has written to the Prime Minister asking her to prevent fracking near his new home in Derbyshire.
The former planning minister, Brandon Lewis, said tonight he believed decisions on shale gas should be made by local people, through their local authority.
A Lancashire opponent of shale gas exploration set off this morning on a 230 mile walk to London, in his words, to “openly bribe” Theresa May not to frack his home.
Theresa May’s idea to give money to people living near shale gas sites has failed to convince a majority to support fracking, according to new research.
People have 11 weeks to comment on government proposals for payments from a shale wealth fund in a consultation which opened today.
The Prime Minister has intervened in proposals for a shale wealth fund to include an option to make direct payments to people affected by fracking.