UK government blocks Cuadrilla from expanding fracking activity

By William Clarke
Published: Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The nascent fracking industry in the UK is facing stringent controls on road traffic and seismic activity, stalling a potential increase in demand for sand.

UK fracking firm Cuadrilla has been blocked from expanding its operations onto a second site, a week after it revealed the extent to which current legislation is hampering its existing activities.

On Tuesday February 12, James Brokenshire, the UK communities secretary, said that he would turn down Cuadrilla’s application to...

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