BBC1’s acclaimed TV show “Countryfile” visited Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road in Lancashire to find out the facts about Fracking. Reporter Tom Heap interviewed Cuadrilla CEO Francis Egan, local residents and protestors and environmental experts. He asked important questions about local opposition to Cuadrilla’s operations, about the health and safety concerns surrounding the technology, and about whether the UK really needs fracking at all. He also spoke about the Government’s own recently-released reports.
Tom Heap’s report was devastating. Here it is.