A government minister seemed this morning to support the idea that a permanent ban on fracking would be the best way his department could tackle climate change.
Ineos plans to drill for shale gas in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts are to be decided by the local government secretary, James Brokenshire.
Plans by IGas to test a gas well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire are to be decided by the local government secretary.
The government has made its first public comment on the legal challenge which quashed a key section of planning policy on shale gas and fracking.
Katja Garson, of the UK Youth Climate Coalition, reports in this guest post on a growing letter-writing campaign that urges the energy minister to ban fracking.
The energy minister, Claire Perry, attended most of a 95-minute meeting with the shale gas industry which she said she had dropped in on, MPs heard this evening.
The energy minister, Claire Perry, has revised her “myth buster” about shale gas and fracking, apparently to take account a series of earthquakes near Cuadrilla’s site in Lancashire.