In the early hours of 2nd November 2019 the Government announced a “moratorium” on fracking:



“Government ends support for fracking in England on the basis of new scientific analysis, published today”

“Oil and Gas Authority report published today concludes that it is not possible with current technology to accurately predict the probability of tremors associated with fracking”

“Fracking will not be allowed to proceed in England, the government has announced today, following the publication of new scientific analysis.”

The “moratorium” is not a ban on fracking, it is a temporary pause “until compelling new evidence is provided”.

We are advised that Aurora are to continue with their planning application to explore and frack at Altcar Moss.  No doubt in the hope that they will eventually obtain Hydraulic Fracturing Consent from the OGA.   We need your support now more than ever!