Work to finalise policies that will shape fracking in North Yorkshire has been put on hold because of a landmark legal ruling.
Environmental campaigners are counting on protesters and senior judges to protect hard-fought rights which they say are under threat from powerful and wealthy onshore oil and gas companies.
Statements made by two oil companies about the recent cluster of earthquakes in Surrey have been challenged by geologists.
Mark Robinson, Campaigns and Policy Assistant at Campaign to Protect Rural England, argues that radical changes are needed to national planning policy to prevent the threat of fracking to the countryside and the communities who live and enjoy it.
Most people were not consulted by oil and gas companies about developments in the neighbourhood and the vast majority were unhappy with the industry’s approach to public engagement, according to new research.
The Green Party’s MEP for south east England has called for review of guidance given to police at anti-drilling protests in Sussex.
Last week’s decision by a government minister to reopen the planning inquiry into one of Cuadrilla’s fracking sites in Lancashire has made local people more determined to fight it, a spokesperson for the community has told DrillOrDrop.