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.
Opponents of proposals to drill for oil in Lincolnshire are seeking to challenge planning permissions for sites at North Kelsey and Biscathorpe.
The anti-fracking campaigner, Joe Corre, is to go to court next week to oppose an injunction brought by INEOS Upstream against shale gas protesters.
Surrey County Council’s position that Angus Energy drilled its new Brockham oil well without planning permission has been supported by lawyers.
An internationally-recognised tribunal is to examine whether some countries have breached basic human rights by allowing fracking.