At the end of the first week of the public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking plans the key battlegrounds are becoming clear.
The public inquiry examining Cuadrilla’s appeal on its applications to frack in Lancashire is expected to hear 15 days of evidence, under a programme published this week.
The government has been accused of attacking democracy and privately contradicting public statements, following publication at the weekend of a leaked letter on fracking policy.
More details have been released about the inquiry, which starts in a fortnight, into Cuadrilla’s applications to frack at two sites in Lancashire.
A group opposed to fracking in Lancashire is taking inspiration from a Christmas decoration as it prepares to challenge the drilling industry for a second time.
A supporter of Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in Lancashire will be allowed to take an active part in the forthcoming public inquiry into the company’s planning applications.
Campaigners in the Fylde area of Lancashire are asking people across the UK to help it fight Cuadrilla’s fracking appeals. They say the result of the appeals will set a precedent for fracking applications across the country.
The first appeal by Cuadrilla against refusal of planning permission for shale gas exploration in the Fylde area of Lancashire is now underway.
Cuadrilla’s plans mean wellpads 3km apart and practically every metre of the Fylde fracked, say campaigners
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire have published a map, which they say shows what the area would look like if Cuadrilla built its planned number of shale gas wellpads.
Supporters of fracking in north-west England launched a publicity campaign today in a bid to gain public acceptance of shale gas, three weeks ahead of planning decisions on Cuadrilla’s applications in the Fylde.