The planning decision due this week on proposals to drill for oil and gas near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey has been deferred.
The decision on plans to expand the UK Oil and Gas exploration site at Horse Hill in Surrey has been put back again, until at least July.
Campaigners in Cheshire have taken the next step in their fight against gas production in Ellesmere Port.
DrillorDrop’s digest of December’s news about fracking, shale, onshore oil and gas developments and campaigns in the UK and around the world.
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.
More official documents label anti-fracking campaigners as extremists alongside terrorist groups: updates from Yorkshire, Merseyside, Dorset and Sussex
Anti-fracking campaigns have been listed alongside terrorist organisations, including the IRA, Al Qaeda and ISIL, in official counter-extremist documents from four regions of the UK.