People have just over a fortnight to comment on new policies that will be used to decide on shale gas and fracking schemes in Lancashire for the next 16 years.
Campaigners in southern England have criticised what they say is a “gaping hole” in the regulations covering the use of acid on oil sites.
The Health and Safety Executive has issued two improvement notices to IGas after an unintended escape of water at an injection well in Hampshire.
Council planners have recommended the West Newton-A gas exploration site in East Yorkshire should be allowed to continue until 2021.
The fracking company that warned today it was “about to choke” from regulations on earth tremors worked with government officials six years ago to develop rules that were stricter than those used in other countries.
Cuadrilla had to stop fracking again this morning because of another earth tremor – the biggest recorded so far.
Cuadrilla’s current fracking site in Lancashire passed a milestone on Friday.