Councillors have voted for an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the North Yorkshire district where Third Energy has permission for the process.
Councillors in West Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly to oppose plans to drill and frack two shale gas wells in the green belt near Formby.
Cuadrilla has received an official warning over failing to monitor groundwater properly at its Preston New Road fracking site.
Most of the strongest earth tremors caused by Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool were after the company’s last frack, according to data from the British Geological Survey (BGS).
Lancashire residents are demanding to know whether emergency planners have updated the risks from Cuadrilla’s shale gas site following the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earth tremor.
The British Geological Survey has revised upwards the intensity of the UK’s most powerful fracking-induced earth tremor from “strong” to “slightly damaging”.
The regulator for the shale gas industry has suspended fracking operations at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire site after this morning’s 2.9ML tremor.