Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has ordered a new report into the controversial drilling process.
Labour accuses government of putting pressure on regulator to extend deadline for Cuadrilla to seal the shale gas wells.
Downing Street has said “all options” are on the table as the UK tries to diverge from Russian energy supplies.
Labour’s shadow business secretary Rebecca Long Bailey has called for fracking to be banned.
Jeremy Corbyn to urge Boris Johnson to ban fracking at protest at Cuadrilla site in Lancashire.
British Geological Survey shows seismic activity has continued.
One day soon, society will see attempts to frack in Britain as the last-gasp, death-throes of a tired, old oil and gas industry that just doesn’t know when it’s time to fade into history
Fashion icon and longtime environmental campaigner, Dame Vivienne Westwood has followed in Theresa May’s dance steps, swaying to Abba’s “Dancing Queen” at a protest in Lancashire against fracking company, Cuadrilla.
Style queen becomes Dancing Queen in swipe at Prime Minister.
Hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, is a process in which water and chemicals are injected into rocks at high pressure to extract gas. While plans to extract shale gas in the UK have stalled for the last seven years, companies are pushing for exploratory drilling to continue. Protestors have stopped progress at many sites around the UK and continue to call for all fracking plans to be stopped due to concerns about the environment, particularly drinking water and pollution.