Over-wintering birds stop shale gas fracking plan

Cuadrilla has dropped plans to drill at one of its sites due to biodiversity constraints, suggesting such issues could impact fracking projects

Concerns that Cuadrilla's operations would affect whooper swans led to the firm dropping plans at one of its sites. Credit: RSPBCuadrilla has dropped plans to drill and frack for shale gas at a site in Westby, Lancashire, due to an over wintering bird population.

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