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A report on fracking for shale gas commissioned by the DECC, recommending that the drilling method be allowed to continue, has been criticised.
This morning nine people, from the national anti-fracking network Frack Off, have halted work at Cuadrilla Resources drilling site in Hesketh Bank, Lancashire.
The Green Party has condemned plans by Cuadrilla Resources to begin drilling up to 400 wells in Lancashire to extract shale gas in a process known as 'fracking'.
The Green Party in England and Wales has used its autumn conference in Sheffield this weekend to call for an immediate moratorium on fracking.