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
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.
Euro-MPs voted last week to urge member states not to allow any new hydraulic fracturing operations.
In the past few minutes, IGas has confirmed it will not be drilling for coal bed methane at Upton near Chester, where a protest camp was evicted last month.
Labour-led Swansea Council has voted overwhelmingly to take a stand against fracking. It is the fifth council in under a fortnight to criticise the process (details).
In this guest post. Stephen Kingston, editor of The Salford Star, reports on the implications of the acquittal of two anti-fracking campaigners arrested for walking in front of lorries outside the IGas exploratory gas site at Barton Moss.
Check here for live updates on the eviction of Upton Community Protection Camp at the IGas Duttons Lane site near Chester. The company had been given permission to evict the camp from the afternoon of 4th December 2015. Campaigners at the camp have said they will resist attempts […]
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire have again called for a moratorium – this time after heavy rain flooded land in areas earmarked for shale gas exploration.
The Thirsk and Malton MP, Kevin Hollinrake, is to meet shale gas companies next month to get an idea of what fracking might look like in northern England.