Policing of protests at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site will use officers from other parts of the UK, as well as the local force, from next week.
Cuadrilla’s bid to change rules for Lancs shale gas site raises concerns about “intensified fracking”
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is being urged to explain why it is seeking changes to the environmental permit for its site near Blackpool.
The company exploring for oil at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex announced this morning it had received permission to flow test the well.
Lancashire Police confirmed today it was investigating a complaint that a security guard assaulted an anti-fracking protester outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament, new Derbyshire MP backs local opposition to INEOS shale drilling plans and ministers are quizzed on risks to groundwater, liability of shale gas companies, staffing of regulators and the government’s shale gas team and the Government’s assessment of the Medact report.
Tributes have been paid to the climate change campaigner and supporter of shale gas, Stephen Tindale, who’s death was announced today.
The fracking industry must comply with the rules if it is to regain public confidence, the Environment Agency said yesterday.