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The Government has launched a raft of new measures, including a £1.6m fund, to help local authorities deal with shale gas drilling applications.
MPs have launched an inquiry into the planning guidance for fracking provided to local authorities.
A £1b fund has been announced for communities near fracking sites to pay for extra facilities including parks, sports centres and libraries.
Campaigners have been granted permission to appeal against the decision to allow fracking in Lancashire.
The Government has rejected a plea from the police for extra funds to help pay for policing anti-fracking protests in Lancashire.
Fracking will be allowed to take place in North Yorkshire, after the High Court ruled the county council had acted lawfully when approving the planning application by Third Energy.
The decision on whether or not to allow fracking to go ahead should be in the hands of the local communities ‘most affected’, council chiefs say.
The Government has overturned Lancashire County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a fracking site.
Theresa May has announced plans to divert money destined for local authorities from fracking and infrastructure, giving the cash directly to households instead.
Asthma sufferers who live near natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry are more at risk of attacks than those who live farther away, new research reveals.