Fracking companies can “railroad” through their interests because the Environment Agency has been “drained” of resources, a Labour energy spokesperson told delegates at the party’s conference.
Cuadrilla has received an official warning over failing to monitor groundwater properly at its Preston New Road fracking site.
An expert in hydraulic fracturing warned Cuadrilla and UK regulators in the days before fracking began near Blackpool that the operation would probably cause earth tremors.
Complaints about a smell from Rathlin Energy’s oil and gas site in East Yorkshire were reported to the Environment Agency today.
Cold venting and acid squeeze have been approved at Rathlin Energy’s oil and gas site at West Newton in East Yorkshire.
Cuadrilla has confirmed it has not solved an ongoing mechanical problem with part of the fracked well at its shale gas site near Blackpool.
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon that Cuadrilla had surrendered its environmental permit for the proposed shale gas site at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool.