Anti-fracking campaigner files High Court challenge over oil and gas clean-up costs

Legal papers were submitted this morning in a challenge against the shale gas regulator about who should pay for decommissioning sites. It came on the day that a report by the government’s spending watchdog raised concerns over clean-up costs for fracking. The investigation by the National Audit Office concluded that the government had been unable to explain who would meet decommissioning costs if a shale gas operator went out of business and landowners were unable to pay