Work to finalise policies that will shape fracking in North Yorkshire has been put on hold because of a landmark legal ruling.
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 shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper.
The Scottish government has delayed its decision on whether to ban fracking.
Agreement has been reached between Ineos and Sirius Minerals over which areas in North Yorkshire should be reserved for potash extraction and which would be available for oil and gas exploration.
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.
Last week, the Frack Free United campaign network delivered a declaration to Downing Street calling for a halt to fracking. It was signed by 8,000+ politicians, academics, community groups, environmental organisations and residents. In this guest weekend long read, Frack Free United makes the case against government policy […]