The government's former shale gas commissioner said ministers had taken too much notice of the "environment lobby" when forming their fracking policies.
One of the country's largest combined authorities will lay out plans to ban fracking, after "worrying" tremors at a fracking site in Blackpool.
Cuadrilla temporarily halted fracking at its site in Lancashire after a “tiny” tremor was felt, the energy company has said.
Natalie Bennett has called fracking a "climate crime" as the process to extract shale gas begins in Lancashire.
Fracking has been given the green light at at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road site at Little Plimpton, a decision which has prompted widespread criticism
The shadow energy secretary Barry Gardiner repeated his call for fracking to be banned, saying it throws up manifold environmental issues