fracking

No plan to relax fracking regulations, says minister

Image copyright PA Image caption Energy and Clean Growth minister Claire Perry said while she hoped fracking can thrive, regulations “must be safe” Ministers have “no intention of altering” fracking regulations which have repeatedly halted…


Friends of the Earth lose Lancashire fracking permit challenge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Other campaigners have previously lost appeals against fracking at Little Plumpton Campaigners have lost the latest High Court challenge against fracking at a site in Lancashire. Friends of the Earth…


Cheshire sand quarry approved despite dust and fracking concerns

Image caption The sand quarry is planned for a field in Cranage, near Holmes Chapel Plans to quarry for silica sand on farmland in Cheshire have been approved by councillors, despite more than 800 objections….


Lancashire fracking halted after 1.5 magnitude tremor

Image copyright PA Image caption Fracking at the Preston New Road, Little Plumpton has been halted under government regulations Fracking at the UK’s only active shale gas site has been suspended after the largest earthquake…


Fracking: Councils oppose ‘exploratory’ drilling plans

Image copyright PA A proposal to allow “exploratory” shale gas drilling to go ahead without planning permission has been opposed by a number of councils. Concerns were voiced in a consultation over whether to allow…


Living next door to a fracking site

Image caption Anti-fracking protests have been held regularly at the Preston New Road site At the UK’s first operational fracking facility near Blackpool the shale gas has begun to flow. However, a series of small…


UK fracking: Shale gas starts flowing, Cuadrilla says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drilling started at the Lancashire site on 15 October Shale gas has flowed for the first time at the UK’s only fracking site currently in operation, energy firm Cuadrilla…


Fracking in Lancashire: 1.1 magnitude tremor halts work

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cuadrilla were fracking at an exploration site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton Fracking at the UK’s only active shale gas site in Lancashire has been halted for a…


Fracking in Lancashire: Second 0.8 tremor in 24 hours

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fracking site in Lancashire is located near a farm A second tremor of 0.8 magnitude has been recorded within 24 hours at the UK’s only active site for…


Fracking in Lancashire suspended following earthquake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shale company Cuadrilla has been fracking at the Preston New Road site since 15 October Fracking has been suspended at a site in Lancashire after the British Geological Survey…


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