This post is tracking politician comments and council votes on government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas developments in England.
Fracking Week in Parliament The government has not estimated the potential effect on employment of shale gas, according to the Energy Minister, Claire Perry. Nor has it assessed the likely volume of flowback waste.
Councils dealing with planning applications for shale gas developments were invited today to bid for a share of £1.2m.
There are two more days left to comment on future planning policy for oil and gas exploration and production in West Sussex and the South Downs National Park.
Supporters and opponents of a scheme to drill for oil in the Surrey Hills had their last chance today to persuade a planning inspector of their arguments.