A report released this afternoon recommends approval of plans by Cuadrilla to test the flow of oil at its well in Balcombe, West Sussex.
INEOS has commissioned the former Labour MP for North East Derbyshire, Natascha Engel, to a write a booklet on shale gas.
People who want to comment on plans for oil exploration in Balcombe – the West Sussex village at the centre of anti-fracking protests in 2013 – have two more days to submit their views.
The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, promised Labour’s support to protesters outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool during a visit this afternoon.
The police monitoring network, Netpol, has launched an initiative to fund legal advice for anti-fracking groups facing civil action.
The latest findings from the government survey of attitudes to fracking in the UK puts support at its lowest level since the question was first asked.
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