The UK must take rapid action to deal with any leaks from onshore shale gas wells, as part of efforts to avoid breaching carbon budgets, the government’s adviser on climate change said today.
As predicted, Labour’s manifesto, published this morning, includes a promise to ban fracking.
The industry organisation, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, has urged the Scottish government to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
A long-awaited visualisation of what shale gas production could mean for the UK countryside has been released by the fracking industry.
The main steel union, Community, has backed the UK fracking industry saying it could support thousands of jobs in the supply chain.
Opponents of fracking have accused a parliamentary group on shale gas regulation of being biased in favour of the industry and failing to reflect the views of communities that might be affected.
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.