A 1.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Blackpool, Lancashire today
Friends of the Earth is suing the Environment Agency for failing to take the best course of action to protect Lancashire’s environment from fracking.
The government’s backing of fracking is ‘morally bankrupt’ says Friends of the Earth as fracking starts in Lancashire today.
Fracking can now go ahead at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire after an application for an injunction was turned down by the court today.
Within hours of the industry heralding the start of fracking in Lancashire, an interim High Court injunction means that fracking cannot yet begin due to safety concerns.
Friends of the Earth and local residents vow to continue their fight as the industry says it will start fracking in Lancashire next week
Communities protesting against Cuadrilla’s plans to frack Preston New Road will be joined by Friends of the Earth Director Liz Hutchins this Monday, the 3rd of September.
The government has announced proposals to fast-track fracking. Exploratory drilling would be exempt from the need to apply for planning permission, like putting up a garden shed.
The government must take heed of MPs and put a halt to changes to fracking rules which would take power away from local people and make it easier for fracking companies to drill.
Friends of the Earth has joined forces with Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance to raise awareness of the looming threat of fracking to England’s beautiful countryside and most important ecosystems.