Cuadrilla’s bid to change rules for Lancs shale gas site raises concerns about “intensified fracking”

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Preston New Road, 23 June 2017. Photo: NED

The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is being urged to explain why it is seeking changes to the environmental permit for its site near Blackpool.

The Environment Agency announced yesterday that Cuadrilla had applied to vary the permit for Preston New Road, where drilling is expected to start imminently.

The company wants to make changes to the maximum limit of fracture fluid that can be used and to the duration of flaring during initial well tests.

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Cuadrilla’s bid to change rules for Lancs shale gas site raises concerns about “intensified fracking”

 

 

 

 

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