No more fracking at Lancashire site before planning permission ends

Fracking is unpopular, unnecessary and climate-wrecking - it's time to pull the plug
  Published:  01 Oct 2019    |      1 minute read

News that fracking will not take place at Preston New Road before current planning permission expires at the end of November, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.

The news was contained in a Cuadrilla statement announcing that flow testing is to begin at the Lancashire site.

Friends of the Earth fracking campaigner Jamie Peters said:

“Today’s flow testing announcement is just the latest, and hopefully final, desperate attempt to put a positive spin on the fracking fiasco at Preston New Road.

“With no more fracking taking place before planning permission expires, and Cuadrilla yet to apply for an extension, work at this site could soon be ended for good.

“We are in the grip of an environmental emergency. It’s time the government pulled the plug on this unpopular and unnecessary climate-wrecking industry – and focussed on building the clean energy future we so urgently need.”