UK firm Third Energy will now be allowed to frack for shale gas. But what exactly is fracking and why do so many people object to it?Read the full story ›
New licences for onshore gas and oil exploration have been granted in a move campaigners say could open swathes of the country to fracking.Read the full story ›
The Government has issued new licenses for controversial gas and oil exploration in 159 blocks - a move which campaigners say could put large swathes of countryside at potential risk from fracking.
The government are expected to announce who has been granted a licence to frack in 139 parts of Britain.Read the full story ›
The Government has been accused of "sneaking through" rules to allow fracking beneath national parks, world heritage sites and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
The first set of new licences are set to be announced on Thursday.
But the move has been met with anger from campaigners, who claim the plans put the environment at risk.
ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills reports:
Explaining how and where fracking could happen, and why it is such a contentious issue.Read the full story ›
The new fracking regulations put drinking water at risk, Friends of the Earth has warned.
Rose Dickinson, from the environmental group, said the new rules, which also allow fracking in certain groundwater areas, put drinking water and national parks at risk.
The group is campaigning for a full ban on fracking because it says 80% of fossil fuels have to remain in the ground to avoid dangerous climate change.
People will rightly be concerned that the Government is not following through on its commitment to have strong regulation on fracking.
It is time for us to follow in the footsteps of Scotland and Wales by halting all plans for fracking, which is completely incompatible with tackling climate change and the agreement reached in Paris.
MPs approve fracking for below national parks, world heritage sites, the Broads and areas of outstanding natural beauty by 298 votes to 261Read the full story ›
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has driven a tank to David Cameron's constituency home in a protest over fracking.Read the full story ›