Three Labour MPs are seeking to add a ban on fracking to the Queen’s Speech.
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Cuadrilla has confirmed no more fracking will take place at its shale gas site in Lancashire before a planning deadline at the end of November.
One of the UK’s leading seismologists says more shale gas wells must be fracked to assess the risk from tremors.
Will the suspension of fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site be lifted this month after a record-breaking earth tremor? Or will shale exploration in the Fylde region of Lancashire face another long delay?
An expert in hydraulic fracturing warned Cuadrilla and UK regulators in the days before fracking began near Blackpool that the operation would probably cause earth tremors.
A 2.9ML tremor centred on Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool was felt across Lancashire this morning – the largest so far induced by fracking in the UK.