The government has revealed there was overwhelming opposition to its plans – now shelved – to speed up development of the shale gas industry.
Cuadrilla’s Australian investor has said it continues to give the shale gas company its “full support” in the face of a moratorium on fracking announced two days ago.
Environmental campaigners are calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to less publicised techniques used by the oil and gas industry.
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After seven years of promoting fracking, Conservative ministers have withdrawn their support and blocked the prospects of a shale gas industry.
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The Prime Minister has said the government will be making an announcement “shortly” on fracking in the UK.
The pro-fracking group, Lancashire For Shale, which has backed Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool, is reportedly being disbanded.
Cuadrilla has been given permission to use a technique at its Lancashire fracking site which could see the release of methane and other gases into the atmosphere.
Legal papers were submitted this morning in a challenge against the shale gas regulator about who should pay for decommissioning sites.