Police officers outnumbered shale gas opponents at times during the delivery of the first rig to the IGas exploration site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire.
The shale gas company, IGas, has been criticised for treating communities with “disrespect and contempt” after serving a High Court injunction on two residents’ groups.
A judge at the High Court in London has granted an interim injunction to IGas for sites in the East Midlands and Cheshire.
Villagers have highlighted what they believe is the threat to five species of owl on land next to the IGas shale gas site at Misson, in north Nottinghamshire.
Two sisters given absolute discharges after guilty verdicts for obstruction at a shale gas in Nottinghamshire have likened their anti-fracking actions to the votes for women movement.
IGas reports drilling delay in Notts, postponed fracking plan in Cheshire and setback at Stockbridge
Drilling the first shale gas well in Nottinghamshire has been delayed until at least the autumn, IGas told investors today.
Shale gas companies must show they have considered how drilling could affect old mining features in coalfield areas, according to revised advice on exploration plans.
Two consultations opened this afternoon on government proposals to fast-track decisions on shale gas developments in England.
The UK’s biggest shale gas licence-holder declared a loss of more than £10m for 2017.
MPs from former mining areas are among supporters of a parliamentary motion calling for 500m gaps between fracking and ex collieries.