Two Conservative MPs who opposed fracking in their constituencies have won their campaigns, the energy minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, told parliament tonight.
County councillors in East Yorkshire have rejected calls to declare a climate emergency for a second time.
Bob Seely, the Conservative MP for Isle of Wight, has told campaigners he is against proposals to drill for oil at Arreton.
The new Conservative MP for the Rother Valley in south Yorkshire is calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to include drilling for shale gas.
The government has followed up on its manifesto commitment to examine the system of judicial review.
DrillOrDrop has compiled election results from areas with oil and gas sites. We’ve also reviewed the results for key politicians in the fracking debate
With 40+ marginal seats in more 170 English parliamentary constituencies potentially affected by oil and gas licences, the campaign network, Frack Free United, warned today that the impact of fracking on the election should not be underestimated.
The government has revealed there was overwhelming opposition to its plans – now shelved – to speed up development of the shale gas industry.
The Prime Minister has said the government will be making an announcement “shortly” on fracking in the UK.
In this guest post, anti-fracking campaigner and researcher, Ben Dean, argues that successive Conservative-led governments have failed to have full confidence in the onshore fracking industry.