Villagers opposed to drilling for oil in a remote part of the South Downs have accused regulators of a lack of robustness in handling the licence near their homes.
The regulator of the oil and gas industry has criticised Angus Energy over its operation at Brockham near Dorking.
Council bans pedestrians from fracking site verges until 2019 after spending £59k on security guards
Pedestrians have been barred from using the grass verges beside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool for more than a year and a half.
Police officers used force at protests over Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site nearly nine times a day on average in the first half of July, according to data from Lancashire Constabulary.
Angus Energy’s Brockham oil site – currently in a dispute over planning permission – breached a condition of its environmental permit earlier this year, the Environment Agency has confirmed.
Opponents of fracking have vowed to defend Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire after it was revealed that the chemical company, INEOS, is preparing to explore for shale gas.
Controversial links made by the police between anti-fracking campaigners and domestic extremism are coming under scrutiny and challenge.