The campaign groups, Friends of the Earth and Liberty, has been granted permission to intervene in the case of three anti-fracking protesters who are appealing today against their prison sentences.
The fashion designer and environmental campaigner, Dame Vivienne Westwood, joined protests against fracking in Lancashire.
Campaigners in Cheshire have taken the next step in their fight against gas production in Ellesmere Port.
This post is tracking politician comments and council votes on government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas developments in England.
DrillOrDrop investigates the costs of a long-running planning battle over Surrey oil drilling plans which ended suddenly last week.
Friends of the Earth has called for a ban on the use of acid to stimulate the flow of oil and gas in onshore wells.
The anti-shale gas group, Talk Fracking, has taken the first step in what could be a court challenge to government policy.