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A Friends of the Earth investigation has revealed that fracking company Cuadrilla are planning to start drilling in Lancashire in the next few weeks before completing the 12 months of groundwater monitoring required by law.READ MORE
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Police were called to act as six anti-fracking protesters locked themselves together at the Preston New Road shale gas site.READ MORE
A photographer who set out to capture the scenes of a Bolton protest has been arrested by Police.READ MORE
An eye witness to a two-car accident outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool this morning said a truck preparing to make a delivery was breaking agreed traffic rules.
John Tootill, whose account of the accident has been confirmed by police, said a cement truck had stopped outside the Preston New Road site to turn right before two cars on the other side of the road collided.
Mr Tootill, who estimated he was about 20ft away, said:READ MORE
Cuadrilla is seeking to raise the height of the rig and the volume of noise it can make at a Lancashire shale gas site next to an internationally-important bird reserve.
The company has asked Lancashire County Council to change restrictions on well abandonment and restoration work at Becconsall next to the Ribble Estuary.
Under planning conditions set in 2014, Cuadrilla must limit noise levels to 42 decibels (dB) (decision notice). The company had also said it would use a rig no higher than 22m.
But Cuadrilla has made a new planning application LCC/2014/0047NM1 to increase the rig height by 10m to 32m. In another application LCC/2017/0016, the company is seeking to increase the maximum noise limit by 13dB to 55dB. As well as increasing the noise level, Cuadrilla wants the limit to be set at the nearest home, not the boundary of the site.
A residents’ group has said current planning conditions should be adhered to and it would oppose the company’s new applications. Continue reading “Fracking company seeks relaxation of planning conditions for restoration at Becconsall”
Just before 9am, the company’s director, Roy Moore, sent an email to Cuadrilla confirming that he would not make further deliveries.READ MORE
The protesters who demanded Bolton based firm Armstrong Aggregates withdraw from the supply of materials to a fracking site on Preston New road in Little Plumpton, Lancashire celebrated victory when their demands were met this afternoon.READ MORE
In this week’s events listing:
Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details
Frack Off! Frack On! Nottingham Secular Society debate between INEOS and Frack Free Nottinghamshire. The motion is: “This House believes that Fracking is intrinsically safe and will be of great benefit to our country!” 7.30pm-9pm, The Canal House Bar, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH. Details Continue reading “What’s happening this week? 6-11 February 2017”