A legal challenge at the High Court this morning could have wide-ranging implications for future proposals that have a large carbon footprint.
Lawyers for UK Oil & Gas said five women campaigners should be barred from trying to quash an injunction against protests at its sites in Surrey and Sussex.
The government is being urged to change the law to protect people whose property is damaged by fracking.
Weekend long read: Fractured communities – the seven-year story of what happened when fracking came to town
It started with a dead puppy. This prompted nurse and single mother Stacey Haney to investigate whether her family was being poisoned by a shale gas site near her home in rural Pennsylvania.
The oil exploration site in Surrey, nicknamed the “Gatwick Gusher”, breached health and safety laws last year, DrillOrDrop has learned.
The decision has been delayed in the public inquiry into IGas plans to test the flow of its well at Ellesmere Port, the Planning Inspectorate has confirmed.
A High Court judge ruled this morning that the government does not have to carry out a new public consultation on its planning policy on fracking.
A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.
A Conservative MP from a constituency with an Ineos shale gas site is seeking to introduce legislation to stop fracking companies causing earthquakes.
Environmental campaigners are counting on protesters and senior judges to protect hard-fought rights which they say are under threat from powerful and wealthy onshore oil and gas companies.