People living in two new housing estates in Ellesmere Port have complained that they didn’t know about proposals for gas exploration nearby.
Decisions about fracking lack legitimacy because the public perceive that decision-makers lack expertise. That’s a key finding of new research into how people likely to be affected by fracking see the process of deciding on shale gas proposals.
An internationally-recognised tribunal will begin examining evidence today on whether fracking breaches human rights.
Fracking near geological faults in former coal mining areas could trigger earthquakes and should not take place without careful assessment of all available geological data, according to one of the UK’s leading experts on the subject.
Live news as it happens at the fourth day of the inquiry at Blackpool Football Club into Cuadrilla’s fracking plans in the Fylde area of Lancashire. Check our Inquiry page for more information, posts and links