15 Oct 2018

Fracking begins for first time in seven years in UK

Fracking for shale gas has started for the first time since 2011. The energy firm Cuadrilla started the process at a site in Lancashire despite attempts by protesters to blockade the site. Police were forced to close roads leading to the site after a handful of campaigners tied themselves to tyres and blocked the main entrance. Cuadrilla says it plans to spend three months digging the site.