The Chief Executive of the company behind fracking in Lancashire has said his company are "committed to being a good neighbour".
Francis Egan, Chief Executive of Cuadrilla, said:
“We’ve been working hard to assess our site options and have undertaken extensive technical and geological analysis.As a result of this work, we have decided to focus on just two sites at this time.
"This will allow us to reduce the potentialimpact on the local area during exploration while still gathering the important information we need to determine howmuch gas could be recovered.
"We’re committed to being a good neighbour and to talking with the community at everystage of the process.”
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