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Environment Agency grants Cuadrilla environmental permits for Preston New Road

The Environmental Agency has today (January 16) announced it has granted Cuadrilla the environmental permits for its proposed shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road.

Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla, responding to today’s announcement said:

“We are delighted that the Environment Agency has granted our permits for our proposed exploration site at Preston New Road. This is an important seal of approval from the regulator that the exploration of shale gas can be done responsibly. This follows a robust and rigorous review of our permit applications,  and unequivocally demonstrates that, as we have committed, the local environment will be well protected throughout our proposed exploratory operations.”

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