Environmental campaigners are calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to less publicised techniques used by the oil and gas industry.
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 business minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, has confirmed that Cuadrilla will not be allowed to resume fracking at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool until last month’s record-breaking tremor has been investigated.
Cuadrilla confirmed today that it would be seeking more time to drill and frack at its Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool.
Geoscientists join call for review of fracking tremor rules – opponents say industry must prove it can frack safely
A group of 48 geoscientists, many with links to the oil and gas industry, has called for a government review of the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors.
A government adviser has been accused of “negligent failure” for refusing to revise a report on the health impacts of fracking.
Katja Garson, of the UK Youth Climate Coalition, reports in this guest post on a growing letter-writing campaign that urges the energy minister to ban fracking.