Fracking objections total hits 20,000 in Lancashire

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Cuadrilla shale gas drilling rig is set up for 'fracking', Weeton, BlackpoolAnti-fracking campaigners will hand in a further 3,000 objection letters to council chiefs today over applications to frack for shale gas in Lancashire.

Representatives from Frack Free Lancashire, an alliance of over 20 anti fracking campaign groups from across the county, will hand in the signed objection letters to Lancashire County Council.

It brings the Frack Free Lancashire campaign total, so far to more than 8,000. The total responses received by Lancashire County council to date, is 20,000, the group claim.

It comes days after Fylde Council announced that it would reject Cuadrilla’s two planning applications for fracking for shale gas at sites off Preston New Road near Little Plumpton, and near Roseacre in the Fylde.

Ebony Ava Johnson of Frack Free Lancashire said: “There has been phenomenal support for the campaign, which reinforces the strength of opposition against shale gas in Lancashire. People are now well aware of the risks shale gas extraction poses and will not let this go ahead at their expense.

Read the full article in the Lancashire Evening Post.


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