Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
As the government announces a second moratorium on fracking because of earth tremor risks, DrillOrDrop looks back at key events in the past eight years. Please let us know about any important headlines we have missed.
Less than half the arrests at long-running protests outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site have so far ended in convictions, according to figures from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
Cuadrilla has confirmed no more fracking will take place at its shale gas site in Lancashire before a planning deadline at the end of November.
Initial assessments of damage caused by the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor were made by staff from the Cuadrilla’s headquarters, not professional surveyors or insurance experts.
The regulator for the shale gas industry has suspended fracking operations at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire site after this morning’s 2.9ML tremor.
This post tracks earth tremors induced by the second phase of fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire.