Officials have taken the first steps to force IGas to restore its shale gas site at Misson Springs in Nottinghamshire.
The county which hosted the UK’s only high volume fracking sites voted unanimously this afternoon to keep planning decisions on the process with the local planning authority.
Helen Savage responds to government support for fracking from the West Sussex village of Balcombe, scene of anti-fracking protests in summer 2013.
Rathlin Energy is apparently no longer targeting oil at its two sites at West Newton in East Yorkshire.
The company behind plans to explore for gas near a Surrey village has threatened to sue a senior local councillor for libel.
The government has refused costs to UK Oil & Gas plc in its successful appeal over gas exploration near Dunsfold in Surrey.
The life of a dormant oil site was extended today for the fourth time by councillors in West Sussex.
The government has now missed its own deadline by two years for decisions on shale gas schemes in south Yorkshire and Cheshire.
A local Conservative councillor has urged the levelling up secretary, Michael Gove, to intervene in plans by Rathlin Energy for long-term oil production and more drilling at a site in East Yorkshire.
Environmental groups are asking questions about the techniques that could be used for proposed oil and gas extraction at a site in East Yorkshire.