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.
Rotherham council will not fight Ineos shale gas plans at Woodsetts on highway safety.
Last month, DrillOrDrop reported on proposals by Cuadrilla to vary its environmental permit for the Preston New Road fracking site.