A second environmental group is taking legal action against the government over its new planning policy on fracking and onshore oil and gas.
Statements made by two oil companies about the recent cluster of earthquakes in Surrey have been challenged by geologists.
A public inquiry will decide whether IGas should be allowed to test its gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
The Mayor of Malton has started private legal proceedings against the government over its proposals to take decisions on shale gas away from local councillors.
The anti-shale gas group, Talk Fracking, has taken the first step in what could be a court challenge to government policy.
A resident of the South Yorkshire village of Harthill has taken the first step in an attempt to overturn the planning permission for Ineos’s local shale gas scheme.
Planners in the South Downs National Park have issued a second order to UK Oil and Gas to restore its site at Markwells Wood within six months.