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.
The government appears to be standing firm against industry pressure for a review of the regulations on earth tremors caused by fracking.
The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper.
More than a third of local election candidates standing next week in an area where Ineos wants to explore for shale gas have signed a “frack free pledge”.
“UK support for new fossil fuels is beyond absurd” – how politicians and industry responded to Greta Thunberg
The 16-year-old Swedish climate campaigner, Greta Thunberg, has described the UK’s support for shale gas as “irresponsible” and “beyond absurd”.
The government has confirmed that no guarantor is required to underwrite Third Energy’s commitments to frack one well a year in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, until 2022.
The risk of earthquakes from well operations such as acidisation, water reinjection and pressure release should be controlled in the same way as fracking, a parliamentary meeting heard today.