The constituencies of senior members of the cabinet will be untouched by fracking. But key red wall seats taken by the Conservatives from Labour in 2019, often with small majorities, are in shale gas areas.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has said he is preparing to consider the next steps on fracking.
The housing minister, Stuart Andrew, has blocked two shale gas schemes in south Yorkshire and Cheshire. But has given the go-ahead for gas drilling in Surrey.
The government has now missed its own deadline by two years for decisions on shale gas schemes in south Yorkshire and Cheshire.
At least 14 onshore oil and gas schemes are going through the planning system in England, DrillOrDrop research has revealed.
2021 was a year when key decision-makers, institutions and the public said no to the onshore oil and gas industry, often for the first time.
Michael Gove has replaced Robert Jenrick as secretary of state for housing, communities and local government.
A year ago today, people in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts waited to hear whether the government would approve Ineos plans to drill for shale gas near their homes. 90 miles away, this scene was repeated in Cheshire where IGas was seeking permission to test its shale […]
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