Councillors in Lancashire are calling on the government to suspend fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool because of earth tremors.
This post has live updates from the meeting of East Riding of Yorkshire Council which is discussing Rathlin Energy’s application for three more years to operate its West Newton-A oil and gas site north of Hull.
DrillOrDrop investigates the costs of a long-running planning battle over Surrey oil drilling plans which ended suddenly last week.
Breaking: Rotherham councillors refuse Ineos shale gas plans at Woodsetts for second time – live news updates
Live updates on the meeting of Rotherham Council discussing Ineos planning application to drill and test a shale gas well on the edge of the South Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.
A second environmental group is taking legal action against the government over its new planning policy on fracking and onshore oil and gas.
Government shale gas planning changes a “sad blow to public engagement” – Conservative council leader
The leader of Conservative-controlled Derbyshire County Council has said government plans designed to fast-track shale gas will cut local authorities out of decisions with the biggest impact on communities.
A survey out today has found that 80% of Conservative councillors in areas where fracking companies have a licence to explore for shale gas believe that planning applications should be required before drilling.