Fracking vote creates rebellious tremors in Commons

The government won by 326 to 230, with 40 Tory MPs abstaining from vote

Tory-led councils renew their support on fracking ban despite government’s intentions

Bolton Council and Fylde Council have opposed the government plan to lift fracking restrictions

Households could be handed £1,000 to consent to fracking in their area

The reported plan to pay local residents has been touted as a “cynical ploy likely to fail” by campaigners

“Why, Liz, is fracking safe to continue?”

The Prime Minister has said that “if there is local consent we will go ahead” with fracking projects

Will King Charles block government’s fracking plan?

The Crown owns all mineral rights in England and Wales

Fracking ban will continue in Scotland

A Scottish Government minister has confirmed that there won’t be change in Scotland’s policy against fracking

UK fracking ban lifted

The government has said this is a vital step to bolster the UK’s energy security

UK launches review of latest science on fracking

The government said it would be guided by science on shale gas but in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine it was ‘absolutely right that we explore all possible domestic energy sources’

UK’s shale gas wells will not be shut down in summer

Cuadrilla has been given extra time to “evaluate options” for its fracking wells

Fracking firm Cuadrilla urges government to halt sealing of wells after Russian invasion

The company has been working towards plugging and abandoning two shale gas wells in Lancashire but is calling on ministers to rethink the UK’s fracking plans amid rising energy prices and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine