The Environment Agency has “washed his hands” of whether there would be available capacity for treating flowback waste from Cuadrilla’s fracking sites in Lancashire, the shale gas inquiry in Blackpool heard today.
The inquiry into Cuadrilla’s fracking plans for Lancashire goes into week 2 tomorrow morning (Tuesday 15th February), starting with more evidence from the company’s witnesses on the impacts on landscape and traffic.
Labour whips have just said that MPs have voted to allow fracking under National Parks and other protected areas. They say the result was 298 in favour and 261 against, a government majority of 37. The vote approved the government’s Draft Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015. […]
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Ministers make changes to planning policy in statements on shale gas and oil Lisa Nandy asks: Does the government have a plan to keep the lights? Cat Smith asks: Did the government discuss the release of the full version of the rural […]
2nd May 2014 West Sussex County Council has issued a statement in response to charges that it ignored its own motion on approving oil and gas developments when it gave the green light to Cuadrilla’s plans at Balcombe.
Click for video of statement
The trial of the first environmental campaigners arrested outside Cuadrilla’s drilling site at Balcombe heard this morning (8/1/14) how a peaceful protest became chaotic as police began arresting people. Eleven campaigners deny obstructing the highway on July 26th last year by sitting on a log in the entrance […]