A group of 48 geoscientists, many with links to the oil and gas industry, has called for a government review of the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors.
Residents in the south Yorkshire village of Harthill have failed to overturn planning permission for an Ineos shale gas well near their homes.
Agreement has been reached between Ineos and Sirius Minerals over which areas in North Yorkshire should be reserved for potash extraction and which would be available for oil and gas exploration.
A legal challenge to the decision to allow shale gas exploration in the south Yorkshire village of Harthill will be heard at the High Court in this morning.
Campaigner Ben Dean argues in this guest post that the single word temporary has cleared the way for oil and gas development in rural areas.
Ineos Upstream has appealed over the refusal of permission to drill for shale gas at Woodsetts in south Yorkshire.
Conservative-controlled Scarborough Borough Council declared a climate emergency this afternoon.