Frack­ing to start af­ter court rul­ing

The Scotsman - - News Digest -

An en­ergy firm is to be­gin frack­ing the UK’S first hor­i­zon­tal shale gas well af­ter an en­vi­ron­men­tal cam­paigner failed in a High Court bid to block op­er­a­tions.

At a hear­ing in Lon­don on Fri­day, Mr Jus­tice Sup­per­stone dis­missed Bob Den­nett’s ap­pli­ca­tion for an in­junc­tion pre­vent­ing en­ergy firm Cuadrilla from frack­ing in Lan­cashire. Mr Den­nett plans to go to the Court of Ap­peal.

Frack­ing hit the head­lines in 2011 for caus­ing two small earth­quakes near Black­pool in April and May.

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