Caudrilla halts operations at one of its three UK sites / faces DECC censure.

Guardian: “The fracking company Cuadrilla has halted operations at one of its three drilling sites, citing the need for an environmental assessment.” “Work at the Anna’s Road site in Westby, Lancashire, will be suspended until next year. The assessment will not be completed before autumn, when work would be disrupted anyway by wintering birds.” ….Separately, the Guardian can reveal Cuadrilla has been warned by ministers over its “performance as a licensee” at one of its Lancashire sites. It “failed to recognise the significance” of damage to a gas fracking well in 2011 and did not report it to government officials for six months, leading to a stern reprimand by the energy minister, papers released under the Freedom of Information Act show.” …. in a letter to Browne dated 11 May 2012, newly released under freedom of information rules, Hendry wrote: “My department is concerned Cuadrilla failed to recognise the significance of the casing deformation experienced in the earth tremor triggered by fracking operations on 1 April 2011.