Plans to frack for shale gas in Lancashire resulted in individual harm and a “considerable toll” on the local community, even before drilling began, according to a new study.
Lancashire Police issued a correction today to its earlier statement that 150 people had attempted to break into Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road after an anti-fracking national day of action on Saturday (25 February 2017)
In this Fracking Week in Parliament Mark Menzies on fracking and health Baroness Jones on fracking and counter-terrorism Geraint Davies on fracking and methane emissions, twice Liam Kerr on Scottish Conservative support for shale gas
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Two Conservatives from shale gas areas quiz the government on fracking impacts: Mark Menzies (Fylde) asks about health and air quality monitoring Fiona Bruce (Congleton) asks about impacts on communities
Cuadrilla is pushing ahead with plans for fracking in Lancashire with the announcement of a contract for preparation work at one of its sites. It has also made six commitments to the county – if shale gas were produced locally.
A prominent anti-fracking campaigner facing a fortnight in jail has a final chance to avoid the sentence at a court hearing next month.
An anti-fracking campaigner has been served with court papers during a tea party protest opposite Buckingham Palace.
A veteran US shale geologist now working with INEOS has raised doubts about fracking in a key area of the UK.
Cuadrilla has confirmed that it will not be returning 50% of the area of its exploration licence in Lancashire as had been expected when the first term expires at the end of this month.
Live news as it happens at the 14th day of the inquiry at Blackpool Football Club into Cuadrilla’s fracking plans for the Fylde area of Lancashire. Check our Inquiry page for more information, posts and links.