Regulations surrounding fracking ‘crucially flawed’

Lancashire councillors claim a lack of consistent rules means the fracking industry is treated more favourably than local residents

North Yorkshire mayor launches legal action against government’s fracking policy

Malton Mayor Paul Andrews believes it seeks to impose ‘an unacceptable level of government control’ on local planning applications

Fracking leads to increase in air pollution, buried UK report reveals

It was quietly released three days after Cuadrilla was given the green light to frack in Lancashire

UK Government gives go-ahead for Cuadrilla’s fracking plans

Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said she is satisfied to issue the consent, subject to certain conditions being met

Fracking activists launch protest in defiance of court injunction

Six environmental campaigners locked themselves to devices outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire

UK Government proposes to have final say on fracking projects

It is consulting on the timings and criteria for including shale gas production sites in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime

Cuadrilla completes second UK shale gas well in Lancashire

It is seeking consent from the government to frack at Preston New Road later this year

MPs call for fracking decisions to remain at local level

They suggest the creation of a ‘one-stop shop’ for all guidance and policy documents

Welsh Government proposes end to fracking

It is consulting on its proposals, which it suggests will be a ‘small, yet important step’ towards a decarbonised future in Wales

Texas ‘Frackmaster’ accused of $62.6m investment fraud scheme

Christopher Faulkner was a frequent media commentator on oil and gas topics, including fracking