The shale gas company Cuadrilla, announced this morning it had received permission to frack its second horizontal well in Lancashire.
About 50 people from the West Sussex village of Balcombe joined a protest this morning against imminent tests at a nearby oil site.
A small oil well on the world heritage coast in Dorset is legally allowed to emit hundreds of tonnes of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, annually direct into the atmosphere.
Woodsetts residents cheered outside Rotherham Town Hall this lunchtime after the council’s second vote against Ineos shale gas plans for their village.
Residents in the West Sussex village of Balcombe are preparing for the first activity at an exploratory oil site for five years.
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon it had granted a new permit for the oil exploration site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
This post has live updates from Surrey County Council ‘s planning committee meeting considering an oil well drilled at Brockham in 2017 against council advice.