A Home Office minister admitted five times today that counter terrorism police should not have labelled the climate campaign group, Extinction Rebellion, as an extremist ideology.
The Conservative MP for the area where Cuadrilla wants to frack in Lancashire asked the most parliamentary questions about shale gas and fracking in 2016.
2016 saw the first approvals for high volume hydraulic fracturing in the UK since fracking caused small earthquakes in Lancashire in 2011.
In this final Fracking Week in Parliament for 2016: Baroness Jones and Lord Greaves challenge the government on fracking and counter-terrorism strategy Cat Smith says forcing fracking in Lancashire is the end of democracy
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: More questions and some answers on fracking protests and counter-terrorism policing Shale gas revenues and a sovereign wealth fund
A group opposed to shale gas operations in Yorkshire is calling for the removal of all references to anti-fracking protesters in counter-terrorism strategies after new documents have been revealed.
City of York Council is reconsidering its counter-terrorism strategy which lists anti-fracking campaigners as a threat, alongside the PKK, a separatist group involved in an armed struggle in Turkey. North Yorkshire Police has also confirmed that it does not see anti-fracking activities as a terrorist risk.