Climate change 9.30am Inquiry opens for second day. Estelle Dehon, barrister for Friends of the Earth, questions Cuadrilla’s planning witness, Mark Smith, on the climate change implications of the fracking sites. Mr Smith says a ministerial statement supporting shale gas made in September 2015, (after the Cuadrilla applications were […]
Words: Paul Seaman. Photo: Greenpeace Greenpeace has taken the fracking debate to the heart of Westminster, erecting a 10m high dummy fracking rig in a corner of Parliament Square.
Live news as it happens at the first day of the inquiry at Blackpool Football Club into Cuadrilla’s fracking plans in the Fylde area of Lancashire. Check our summary page for more information, posts and links 4.58pm Inquiry adjourns for the day. Day 2 opens at 9.30am. Cross-examination of Cuadrilla’s […]
An exhibition of photographs taken by people concerned about the impacts of fracking goes on display today in Blackpool to coincide with the opening of the inquiry into Cuadrilla’s shale gas applications. The 34 photographs in the collection are each accompanied by a statement by the photographer reflecting […]
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire is demanding IGas pay the costs of the operation to evict a protest camp from its exploratory gas site at Upton.
On the eve of the public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas plans, the Oscar nominated actor, Mark Ruffalo, has urged the Prime Minister to ban fracking in the UK. In an interview with the campaign group, Friends of the Earth, the US actor said David Cameron was […]
People in Misson in north Nottinghamshire have voted overwhelmingly against plans by IGas to drill two exploratory shale gas wells near the village.