Greenpeace campaigner Simon Clydesdale has dismissed fracking company Cuadrilla's warning over the industry's future as a "ransom note".
Cuadrilla chief Francis Egan told The Times (£) it would be "ridiculous" to negotiate access with every landowner over permissions to drill under property.
Yet Clydesdale said:
Ministers are bending over backwards and cutting corners to satisfy the fracking lobby's every wish.
Paying off the fracking industry's ransom note in this way will come at a huge political cost for coalition MPs who are backing an increasingly unpopular industry offering no guarantees of ever being able to deliver.
More top news
The 2017 Oscars will be remembered as the year the wrong film got the best picture award, but it wasn't the first memorable mix-up.
The family of a girl who died of an asthma attack after a GP turned her away, are speaking out after the doctor only got a written warning.
An ex-boyfriend murdered a couple after he searched on google for videos on getting revenge and the lengths of sentence for murder.