More than 600 academics, politicians and campaigners signed a letter calling on the government to replace the current moratorium on fracking with an outright ban.
Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
As the dust settles on the government’s fracking U-turn, former ministerial adviser professor Peter Styles explains why definitions matter and how one part of England could be excluded from the moratorium.
Cuadrilla has been given permission to use a technique at its Lancashire fracking site which could see the release of methane and other gases into the atmosphere.
Angus Energy’s plans to test the flow of oil at its well at Balcombe in West Sussex are now open for public comment.
Cuadrilla fracked just seven times at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool last month before inducing a record-breaking earth tremor.
Cold venting and acid squeeze have been approved at Rathlin Energy’s oil and gas site at West Newton in East Yorkshire.