The government has made its first public comment on the legal challenge which quashed a key section of planning policy on shale gas and fracking.
Christians went on an anti-fracking road trip of the East Midlands to meet and pray with communities facing exploration for shale gas.
Tributes have been paid to the climate change campaigner and supporter of shale gas, Stephen Tindale, who’s death was announced today.
The last excavator was moved off Rathlin Energy’s Crawberry Hill drilling site in East Yorkshire this afternoon. All the cabins have now gone and a small tarmac access to the field is all that remains of the site, where a well was sunk in 2013.
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire have again called for a moratorium – this time after heavy rain flooded land in areas earmarked for shale gas exploration.
A study of more than 1,000 chemicals used in and created by fracking in the United States found that 15% were linked to reproductive and developmental health problems.
The RSPB warned today that nearly 300 Sites of Special Scientific Interest – home to rare plants and animals – have been included in the new oil and gas licences.