The government ignored new science on the climate change impact of shale gas sites when it revised planning policy on fracking, the High Court in London heard today.
The government is being challenged in the High Court this week over its planning policy on fracking.
The Mayor of Malton, in North Yorkshire, has failed in his attempt to bring a legal challenge against the government over the definition of fracking. But he said he had won important concessions in his campaign to restrict the shale gas industry.
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A resident from Harthill in South Yorkshire is bringing a legal challenge over the decision to approve exploratory drilling by Ineos in the village.
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.