In this guest post, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner Ben Dean argues there should be a change to the law which currently could allow the Chinese to influence shale gas exploration in England.
Guest weekend long read: Lancashire Police tipped off benefit officials about disabled anti-fracking protesters
In this guest post, John Pring, of the Disability News Service, reports on how Lancashire police sent information to a government department about disabled anti-fracking protesters. He also investigates accusations that the force repeatedly targeted vulnerable people at protests.
Several shale gas wells in production would be seen as success by the government, according to recently released notes of a round-table meeting between the energy minister and the industry.
Guest Post by Jon and Val Mager: Why the government must block fracking based on what we learned about regulation of the KM8 site
As Third Energy prepares for high volume hydraulic fracturing in North Yorkshire – the first in the UK for more than six years – campaigners Jon and Val Mager argue there are serious flaws in the regulatory regime.