Councillors in West Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly to oppose plans to drill and frack two shale gas wells in the green belt near Formby.
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon that Cuadrilla had surrendered its environmental permit for the proposed shale gas site at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool.
The public inquiry into plans for long-term oil production at Egdon Resource’s Wressle site near Scunthorpe is to begin on 5 November 2019.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has announced it will not appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a second shale gas site in Lancashire.
The public inquiry into IGas plans to test its gas well at Ellesmere Port resumes in Chester next week.
The government has refused planning permission for Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool.
Campaigner Ben Dean argues in this guest post that the single word temporary has cleared the way for oil and gas development in rural areas.