The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has begun returning its Becconsall site in Lancashire to farmland after the county council refused another extension of planning permission.
MPs from former mining areas are among supporters of a parliamentary motion calling for 500m gaps between fracking and ex collieries.
Two environmental campaigners who challenged Ineos’ injunction against shale gas protests have won the right to go to the Court of Appeal.
Ministers are considering taking fracking decisions in England out of local control and allowing shale gas exploration wells to be drilled without the need for planning applications.
Fracking Week in Parliament 2 The planning application by Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton cost North Yorkshire County Council more than £500,000, MPs were told this week.
Fracking Week in Parliament 1 The Scottish Government has been urged to stop exploration for shale gas by Ineos in an area between Glasgow and Falkirk.
Updated 16 May 2018 A convoy of equipment needed to begin drilling at the IGas site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire arrived yesterday.