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Blackpool hit by 4 earthquakes days after fracking begins in the area

Blackpool has been hit by four earthquakes just days after fracking got underway in the area. The controversial drilling technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock has been met with vehement opposition in the North West after previous attempts to drill caused similar earth tremors. But extraction ...

Fracking campaigner FAILS in High Court battle

An environmental campaigner has failed in his High Court action to temporarily block energy firm Cuadrilla from fracking in Lancashire. Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan had described the challenge as “a last gasp attempt at trying to frustrate the process.” Previously Bob Dennett, who brought the case and had raised ...

Oscar-winning actor Emma Thompson joins fracking protest

Oscar-winning actor Emma Thompson has joined a peaceful walk and silent protest at a controversial fracking site. Protestors, led by over 100 women in white clothes, marched through Blackpool, Lancs., to urge the Government to publish an internal report on fracking which "could call into question" the viability of the ...

How will fracking, climate, pollution affect my constituency?

This interactive map below features the climate, fracking and environmental issues in your constituency with a breakdown below of where candidates stand on these issues. With the general election upon us, these are the constituencies where candidates’ positions on fracking, energy, air pollution, airport expansion and climate change issues could be decisive if you are ...

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