Councillors and campaigners in Lancashire are calling on the government to halt fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas near Blackpool following a series of earth tremors of increasing strength.
Cuadrilla has announced it expects to begin fracking near Blackpool in the next week.
A Lancashire campaigner is going to court to try to stop Cuadrilla fracking near Blackpool. He says he fears the authorities have failed to protect local people from emergencies at the site.
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking operation in Lancashire complained that they were “kettled” by police while two convoys delivered equipment to the site early this morning.
The shale gas company Cuadrilla, announced this morning it had received permission to frack its second horizontal well in Lancashire.
The three main parties in the reopened inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire are expected to make their closing statements today. This post has live updates from the hearing 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.