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.
Eviction of monitoring camps outside an oil and gas site in East Yorkshire cost the county council a total of £33,983.34.
To shouts of “disgraceful” and “ridiculous”, Lancashire County Council voted to adjourn a debate on the regulation of earth tremors caused by fracking.
The decision on plans to expand the UK Oil and Gas exploration site at Horse Hill in Surrey has been put back again, until at least July.
Surrey County Council interrupted its meeting today when campaigners, calling for a halt to oil drilling, began singing the hit song by The Police Every Breath You Take.
The Environment Agency has warned Cuadrilla over allowing climate-changing methane to vent into the atmosphere from the Preston New Road fracking site.
The Fire Brigades Union voted today to oppose fracking in the UK and to offer support to anti-fracking campaigns.