A crowd of about 60 people, many holding red Lancashire roses, gathered outside the law courts in Preston this morning, where four men who took part in an anti-fracking protest are to be sentenced for public nuisance offences.
The Oil and Gas Authority has cleared the way for fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
A second environmental group is taking legal action against the government over its new planning policy on fracking and onshore oil and gas.
As Cuadrilla prepares to frack the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well, DrillOrDrop talked to the Health and Safety Executive about the organisation’s role in keeping workers and local people safe.
The first shale gas exploration scheme in Derbyshire has been approved.
The Mayor of Malton has started private legal proceedings against the government over its proposals to take decisions on shale gas away from local councillors.
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.