Live updates on the first sessions of the Roseacre Wood inquiry hearing public statements. More than 80 people are expected to give evidence to the inquiry, taking place over 10 days at Blackpool Football Club.
Updates from Day 5 of the reopened public inquiry on Cuadrilla’s plans to drill and frack at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire.
Fracking Week in Parliament The SNP MP, Drew Hendry, asked the government last week about the environmental risks of oil drilling in south east England.
The public inquiry into proposals by INEOS Upstream to explore for shale gas near the village of Marsh Lane will be held in Chesterfield, Derbyshire County Council confirmed today.
Gas company’s statements about fracking impacts on wildlife “not backed up by evidence”, say experts
Residents and experts have accused a shale gas company of not giving enough detail about how it would assess the impact of fracking on protected wildlife nearby.
Evidence about 999 ambulance calls, used to support overnight deliveries to Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire, was unauthorised and not supported by official data from the ambulance service.
The shale gas company, INEOS, has said some products which may be used at a proposed exploration site could cause cancer or birth defects if “permitted to escape”. They could also lead to mutations and were toxic to plants and animals.