Fossil Fuels

A legal challenge against fracking firm Cuadrilla’s environmental permit to drill for shale gas in Lancashire has been rejected by the High Court. Environmental charity Friends of the Earth said the Environment Agency (EA) had failed in its duty to promote the “best available techniques” to reduce the impact of controversial gas extraction at the Preston New Road site. It argued the permit granted to the oil and gas exploration and production company was not based on sufficient evidence that it would effectively deal with contaminated waste fluid.

Independent 11th Jan 2019 read more »


Published: 12 January 2019