Results from the latest government survey on fracking shows that public opposition has risen to its highest level so far and support dropped to a record low.
Plans to extract methane from a disused colliery near Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire were approved this lunchtime by two votes.
This post has news updates from the eleventh day of the inquiry into IGas plans to test its well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
Twenty-nine academics have called on governments and scientists to withdraw their support for fracking because of its climate change impacts.
Residents and campaigners who have been monitoring an oil and gas site in East Yorkshire for more than a month are making a direct appeal to the county council to drop its threat of eviction.
Opposition to fracking has risen to near record levels in the latest government public attitudes survey with a big increase in concern about earthquakes. Support for fracking fell to a joint record low.
People have three more weeks to give their views on the Scottish government’s policy not to support fracking.