Cuadrilla to permanently abandon fracking sites

Press release
The decision follows a moratorium on fracking announced by the government in November 2019
  Published:  10 Feb 2022    |      1 minute read

Welcoming news that Cuadrilla will permanently plug and abandon its two shale wells at Preston New Road in Lancashire, Friends of the Earth campaigner, Tony Bosworth, said:

“It’s great news that the UK’s most notorious would-be frackers are plugging and abandoning these wells, and a clear sign that fracking is dead.

“Above all, it’s a tribute to the work and resilience of the local communities in Lancashire.

“It is clearer than ever that the UK must get off expensive and polluting gas once and for all with a massive programme of renewable energy and insulation.”