The councillor responsible for environmental issues on the Isle of Wight has come out against plans to drill for oil, due to be decided tomorrow.
Opponents of fossil fuel extraction in Surrey have set up a climate camp on land proposed for gas exploration.
Officials back Isle of Wight oil drilling at Arreton – “economic benefits outweigh environmental harm”
Proposals to explore for oil on farmland on the Isle of Wight have been supported by council planners despite potential environmental harm.
Oil exploration plans on the Isle of Wight would “make the best use” of mineral resources in the transition to a low carbon future, the company behind the proposals has said. But local campaigners have disputed the arguments and said they should be rejected.
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Work has paused on UKOG’s Turkish well after the drilling assembly became stuck.
Proposals to explore for gas near a Surrey village would harm the beauty, tranquillity and openness of the surrounding landscape, an inquiry heard this afternoon.
Surrey County Council exaggerated the value of the landscape around a proposed site for gas exploration, the company behind the scheme has claimed.
A company’s bid to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight has been opposed again by the local MP.
UK Oil & Gas has announced it has raised £5m in a placing, prompting a sharp fall in the share price.