Fracking Companies Hoped They'd Get Away With It

Louisa Casson | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Casson

The stir caused by attempts to frack in Lancashire is clear from the moment you arrive. The bus driver directed me to the site where Cuadrilla are trying to start fracking as almost a tourist destination, and fracking was the hot topic of conversation on the bus as we passed the gate. One passenger mentioned the earthquakes that had happened as a result of previous fracking attempts near Blackpool, and said about local residents here, "they're all very worried."

We Fracking Matter Up North Too You Know!

Fi Newsam | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK
Fi Newsam

Today the Government approved Cuadrilla's plans to go ahead with fracking at a site in Lancashire. You will have heard the to-ing and fro-ing that has gone on between the local council, Cuadrilla, various activist groups, the government and the local people.

How Much Longer Can David Cameron Continue to Defend 'Going All Out' for Shale?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It seems then, that much like the high-pressure fluid injected to fracture our rock, mounting pressure from politicians and campaigners is creating cracks throughout Britain. Indeed, it is no longer just the 'Green Blob' that opposes fracking.

Why We Should Keep Lancashire Frack Free

Damien Clarkson | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

These people are on the frontline and these planning decisions represent a significant moment in the battle to stop fracking across the UK. If the Council refuses the application it will raise serious doubts on whether any community in the UK would have to accept an extreme form of fossil fuel extraction on their doorsteps and under their property.

Fracking: Regulation Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

The Green Lobby should not be able to tarnish shale gas extraction in the UK with examples from a country with a wildly different regulatory regime, nor should the public be concerned that UK regulators are impotent bodies.

Tory MP Threatens To 'Man The Barricades' Against Fracking

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics

The prospect of fracking in local constituencies has sparked fury from Tory MPs, with one threatening to "man the barricades" if the shale gas explora...

Protesters Target The 'Fracking Liars'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

Anti-fracking protesters have blockaded the headquarters of energy company Cuadrilla and PR firm Bell Pottinger, while others demonstrated outside the...

Victory For Fracking Protesters?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK

Fracking firm Cuadrilla has "scaled back" its controversial drilling in the West Sussex countryside in the face of fierce protests. Critics said th...

Fracking Opponents 'Dancing In Street'

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

Anti-fracking protests at an exploratory drilling site in the English countryside has taken on a festival atmosphere as the demonstration enters its 1...

Fracking 'Won't Ruin Countryside'

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

The boss of energy company Cuadrilla has said it has "no intention of ruining the countryside and won't ruin the countryside" as anti-fracking protest...

Arrests Made At Fracking Protest

PA | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

A dozen people, including two teenage boys, have been charged in connection with demonstrations over plans by a company to drill the earth, police hav...

Controversial Fracking Given Go-Ahead In UK, Despite Causing Earthquakes

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

The controversial method of drilling for gas, known as "fracking", has been given the go-ahead despite causing two earth tremors in the UK last year. ...