The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper.
The shale gas company, IGas, has given notice to local people that it is ready to start drilling at one of its sites in north Nottinghamshire.
Anti-fracking campaigners in England have been responding this afternoon to the announcement that the Scottish Government is extending indefinitely the moratorium on unconventional oil and gas. We’ll update this post as more comment comes in.
In this week’s events listing: continued protests at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, consultation opening, presentations, debates, meetings, film screenings and training.
This week’s diary features a court case involving anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Rothery, plus two county council meetings, a training course, presentation, film screening, climate action assembly and a media festival.
Opponents of fracking have accused a parliamentary group on shale gas regulation of being biased in favour of the industry and failing to reflect the views of communities that might be affected.