Fracking to start after court ruling
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.