EA likely to grant Cuadrilla shale gas permit
The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) will likely grant Cuadrilla the environmental permits for its proposed shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road.
The decision is subject to a final round of consultation that runs until December 8, Cuadrilla said in s statement.
Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla said “We welcome the announcement by the Environment Agency that it is minded to approve our permits. It comes at the end of a robust and rigorous review of our permit applications to ensure that, as we have committed, the local environment is well protected throughout our proposed exploratory operations. We will of course comply fully with their requirements for our proposed new sites.”
Press Release, November 14, 2014; Image: Cuadrilla