Cuadrilla Drilling Equipment Blockaded In Yard Near Chesterfield – Support Needed!
With construction of the Frack Pad at Preston New Road in Lancashire coming to a close (months behind schedule), attention is turning to the next phase of this fracking threat. Cuadrilla has begun trying to move equipment off the yard of its primary drilling contractor, PR Marriott, in Chesterfield. Communities across the country are mobilising in response and this morning a convoy of trucks attempting to leave the yard have been blockaded in. If you live in the East Midlands get down there if you can.
The Preston New Road site is Cuadrilla’s flagship fracking test project, where they have planning permission (from central government) to drill and hydraulically fracture 4 shale gas wells. This would involve more than 20,000 vehicle movements in and out of the PNR site, as fracking trucks bring equipment and materials and dispose of waste, to and from support sites across the country. Take a look at our factsheet and find out what support sites could be near you.
Cuadrilla’s speculative business model means that they need good results from these test to get more investment, but that includes not just what they find under ground but the level of resistance they encounter. That is where communities across the country come in – by making Cuadrilla’s fracking plans as difficult, slow and expensive as possible!
Check out our factsheet about Cuadrilla’s plans, your community may be threatened with impacts (e.g. fracking waste being dumped or transported through your community) even if you live hundreds of miles from Lancashire.