Fracking will be safe for local people and the environment only if the drilling is done to the highest standard and operations are rigorously monitored and regulated, the industry-funded Shale Gas Task Force said this morning. In its second report on fracking, the Task Force highlighted “four essential […]
Less than 24 hours after councillors refused Cuadrilla’s application to frack in Lancashire, MPs called for multiple new conditions on the process. In a debate this morning, they argued for buffer zones between sites, water and waste recycling, apprenticeships, blight compensation, independent monitoring, bans on fracking in National […]
More than 15,600 people objected to Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Roseacre Wood and signatories to petitions against the plans totalled more than 91,000. Nearly 30 people gave evidence against the scheme at the planning meeting. Many were concerned about the impact of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans on their health, […]
Lancashire councillors voted unanimously to refuse Cuadrilla’s planning application to frack up to four wells at Roseacre Wood. But they approved the company’s scheme for 88 seismic monitoring stations and three monitoring boreholes around Roseacre. The results were received in silence in the council chamber at county hall in […]
As Lancashire councillors prepare to decide on Cuadrilla’s fracking applications, a senior academic has called for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until more information is known about the risks of contamination.
Council planning officer, Stuart Perigo, said today there had been 18,106 objections to Cuadrilla’s application to frack at a site in the Fylde area of Lancashire. There had been 217 comments in support of the plans.
One of Britain’s biggest trades unions has backed its leadership in favour of fracking for UK shale gas.
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.
Anti-fracking campaigners in North Yorkshire are preparing to fight the planning application submitted last week by Third Energy to hydraulically stimulate and test its existing gas well at Kirby Misperton.