Lancashire Fracking Decision Announced: UK Government Allows Fracking in Preston New Road; Roseacre Reprieved
WASHINGTON - Today’s UK government decision to allow fracking to go-ahead at Preston New Road in Lancashire has been slammed by local communities and Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In June 2015 Lancashire County Council voted against shale gas drilling following over 18,000 local objections. But, fracking company Cuadrilla appealed against the council’s decision. This has resulted in just one minister making the final decision on whether fracking is allowed at Preston New Road, and Roseacre Wood.