A plan to drill and frack near important wildlife sites in Sefton and West Lancashire should not be approved, the government’s nature conservation adviser has warned.
The West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper, has urged people to oppose a plan to frack for shale gas near Formby.
Cuadrilla confirmed today that it would be seeking more time to drill and frack at its Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool.
Calls by the shale gas industry to relax the rules on earth tremors induced by fracking are not widely supported by the public, according to a new poll.
Cuadrilla saw profits drop by a third in 2018, according to annual accounts published this week.
IGas has confirmed that restoration is now underway at its first shale gas site in the East Midlands.
Will Cuadrilla resume fracking this month at Preston New Road in Lancashire? Will drilling begin at Horse Hill in Surrey? Will IGas announce plans for Springs Road in Nottinghamshire?
The inquiry into Ineos shale gas proposals is expected to hear from planning witnesses and members of the public today.
The inquiry into Ineos drilling plans goes into its second week this morning with evidence expected on noise and a proposed acoustic barrier.
The South Yorkshire MP, Sir Kevin Barron, has joined a residents’ campaign against Ineos plans to explore for shale gas in the village of Woodsetts.