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.
Cuadrilla’s current fracking site in Lancashire passed a milestone on Friday.
Campaigners against fracking in Lancashire have said they are disappointed to hear there will no further groundwater monitoring at two of Cuadrilla’s former shale gas sites.
The oil exploration company, UKOG, says there’s no connection between its drilling site at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport and the Easter earthquake in Surrey.
Yesterday, campaigner Louise Somerville asked on Facebook how people had found about fracking. We thought the answers were very interesting and asked for permission to reproduce the thread. Another campaigner, Vanessa Vine, asked the same question this morning. We’ve combined the answers.
Opponents of fracking rang bells and alarm clocks at mid-day today in a symbolic protest to mark the fifth anniversary of the earthquake linked to fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall shale gas well in Lancashire.
Study predicts fracking will not hit Fylde house prices but campaigners question research and findings
Research published today suggests Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in the Fylde would not affect house prices. But opponents of fracking have criticised the quality of the research and its conclusions.