County councillors have turned down plans to frack for shale gas in Lancashire.
Councillors in Lancashire have voted to defer making a decision on whether to give the go-ahead to fracking for shale gas until next Monday.
Anti-fracking campaigners hailed the Scottish Government’s stance on the controversial method of shale gas extraction after proposals for a site in Lancashire were recommended for approval yesterday.
An oil industry geologist from Aberdeen has told Church of Scotland members that they must fight the threat of fracking on moral grounds.
Powers over fracking for shale gas are poised to become the first of the Smith Commission proposals to be devolved to Holyrood.
Labour shadow energy minister Tom Greatrex is calling for mineral access rights to be devolved to Scotland.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey cast himself yesterday as an "insurgent" embroiled in a battle with Tories who want to stop the spread of windfarms and "frack every square mile".
A north-east MP has urged residents to get in touch if they are concerned about fracking for shale gas in the area.
Energy companies are to be given the chance to frack for shale gas under parts of Aberdeenshire, it has emerged.