The health risks of shale gas exploration are too great to justify it going ahead, the inquiry into Cuadrilla’s fracking plans heard today.
Live news as it happens at the 12th 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.
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire argued today that a few nights of disturbed sleep could lead to health problems.
Councillors in North Yorkshire want detailed information to be collected about the health of local people before fracking starts.
A study of more than 1,000 chemicals used in and created by fracking in the United States found that 15% were linked to reproductive and developmental health problems.
The past few weeks has seen the publication of a range of research on public attitudes to fracking, health implications, pollution issues and regulation, along with the competing roles of fossil fuels and renewables as energy sources.
With just a fortnight left for comments on Third Energy’s fracking application in North Yorkshire, campaigning in favour and against is intensifying.