2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
As the government announces a second moratorium on fracking because of earth tremor risks, DrillOrDrop looks back at key events in the past eight years. Please let us know about any important headlines we have missed.
UK Oil and Gas has had to clarify arguments which it says support its planning application to drill for oil and gas at Dunsfold in Surrey.
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.
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.
The regulation and impact of induced earth tremors accounted for more than a third of the parliamentary answers about fracking from the energy minister this week.
The government ignored new science on the climate change impact of shale gas sites when it revised planning policy on fracking, the High Court in London heard today.
A government document that shapes planning decisions across England is unlawful, Friends of the Earth, said in a challenge today.
Fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, and her son, Joe Corre, took part in a Christmas-themed protest against government planning policy outside the Royal Courts of Justice this morning.
A second environmental group is taking legal action against the government over its new planning policy on fracking and onshore oil and gas.