More than 600 academics, politicians and campaigners signed a letter calling on the government to replace the current moratorium on fracking with an outright ban.
Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
People are invited to comment on an application by IGas to dispose of radioactive waste at its Singleton oil site in West Sussex.
The exploration site at West Newton, north of Hull, has more oil than previously estimated, investors in the site said today.
As the dust settles on the government’s fracking U-turn, former ministerial adviser professor Peter Styles explains why definitions matter and how one part of England could be excluded from the moratorium.
Cuadrilla fracked just seven times at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool last month before inducing a record-breaking earth tremor.
Two-thirds of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well was not fracked during a nine-week operation last autumn, according to reports that the company, Cuadrilla, tried to keep secret.