A community group said this afternoon it was “very surprised” that a high court judge had blocked the legal challenge over Cuadrilla’s proposed fracking site at Roseacre Wood.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, said today it had set up a viewing area for its Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool.
Dismissal of legal challenge against ministerial approval Lancashire fracking site – more details and reaction
Campaigners have described as a “terrible precedent” the dismissal of their High Court action against the ministerial approval of fracking at a site in Lancashire.
The Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, should not have approved Cuadrilla’s fracking plans because shale gas regulation was not good enough, the High Court heard this afternoon.
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool have gathered outside the High Court in Manchester for a challenge against the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid.
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Egdon adds to licence stake Egdon Resources has announced it has increased its stake in a potential shale gas area in the East Midlands.
Photo by Steve Fareham [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Judges in Manchester are to hear all three legal challenges to rulings by the Secretary of State over fracking in Lancashire.
The ministerial approval of plans for shale gas exploration in Lancashire is being challenged in the courts on climate change grounds.