Staff working for one of the leading contractors in the UK onshore oil and gas industry breached health and safety regulations and failed to follow best practice during a single routine task, the industry regulator has concluded.
Nottinghamshire planners are supporting proposals to drill for gas from an abandoned colliery near Rufford Abbey.
An oil exploration well in one of the most sensitive parts of the country has lacked scrutiny because of legal loopholes.
There have been at least a thousand objections to plans by UK Oil & Gas for 20 years of oil production at its site at Horse Hill, Surrey County Council has confirmed.
A parliamentary group is seeking expert evidence on earthquakes caused by fracking.
An engineer who has called for stricter regulation of fracking was subjected to a public campaign to discredit him, a disciplinary investigation by his professional body has noted.
People have been excluded from a public consultation over fracking chemicals by the use of technical language, an industrial chemist has complained.