The Fire Brigades Union voted today to oppose fracking in the UK and to offer support to anti-fracking campaigns.
Pictures from Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool showed that the acoustic screen, which surrounded the wellhead, was taken down today.
The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper.
More than a third of local election candidates standing next week in an area where Ineos wants to explore for shale gas have signed a “frack free pledge”.
Anti-fracking campaigners have accused Cuadrilla of leaving local people “in the dark” as more equipment was removed off the company’s Preston New Road site this week.
Cuadrilla looks likely to miss the planning deadline to frack its second shale gas well at Preston New Road, in Lancashire, correspondence has revealed.
Lorries have been taking equipment off Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool over the past two days.