Opponents of fracking in Nottinghamshire have called for stricter planning controls on future shale gas development in the county.
Cuadrilla fracked just seven times at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool last month before inducing a record-breaking earth tremor.
Chartered Electrical Engineer, Michael Hill, stood as an independent candidate in the 2015 general election on a “Save the Fylde” ticket, highlighting his concerns about the fracking industry. In this guest post, he argues that his message seems more relevant now than ever as he makes the case […]
The fracking company that warned today it was “about to choke” from regulations on earth tremors worked with government officials six years ago to develop rules that were stricter than those used in other countries.
A group representing people living near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site on the Ribble Estuary has vowed to continue its fight against a bid to relax conditions on noise limits. This is despite advice from officials that the company can’t make noise at the level it wanted at the […]
Cuadrilla is seeking to raise the height of the rig and the volume of noise it can make at a Lancashire shale gas site next to an internationally-important bird reserve.
The government has ruled out national limits on the number of fracking sites in shale gas areas. It has also refused to set a minimum distance between wells and homes.
“Roseacre Wood fracking site likely to break noise conditions” + key noise points from Day 13 of Cuadrilla inquiry
A noise expert working for opponents of fracking told the public inquiry that Cuadrilla was likely to break planning conditions on noise limits at Roseacre Wood.
The government is seeking to change the rules that help people make legal challenges to environmental decisions. The proposals, if approved, could make it more expensive and risky to seek a judicial review of planning decisions.