The high court has ruled against two campaign groups who sought to challenge the North Yorkshire county council’s decision to allow fracking to go ahead near the town of Kirby Misperton.
A proposal to ban fracking outright in Ireland overcame its first hurdle earlier this week as a vote in favour of the ban was passed unanimously in the country’s lower house, the Dáil Éireann.
The UK’s first shipment of shale gas produced by hydraulic fracturing in the US has arrived off the coast of Scotland and, according to the latest reports, is currently anchored awaiting calmer conditions to dock.
New Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed plans to offer out cash payments to households near sites where fracking takes place, up to a value of £10 million per community effected.
The government’s advisory body on the Climate Change Act has issued a report showing that fracking could be made compatible with climate commitments so long as certain regulations are in place.