Government Abandons Lancashire To Fracking – Will You Let It Happen?
The secretary of State for Communities Sajid Javid has given the go ahead for fracking at 1 site in Lancashire.
Last year massive community opposition forced Lancashire County Council to deny fracking company Cuadrilla Resources permission for 2 large new test sites. This decision has now been overturned for one site by central government, in an attempt to bypass any community involvement. Legal challenges in the courts may be able to slow Cuadrilla’s plans, but the fracking fight is now moving into a new phase where causing delays and ramping up costs will hold the key to deterring future investment in this industry.
Cuadrilla’s plans call for drilling and hydraulically fracturing 4 horizontal wells at a new site at Preston New Road over a 2 year period. The appraisal project, which is intended to gather data to get further investment, will require around 20,000 truck movements and produce millions of gallons of toxic and radioactive liquid and solid waste. The impact of just this site will be wide-spread, with waste likely to be trucked and dumped in Leeds, Middlesborough or Stoke-on-Trent and frac sand (which causes lung disease silicosis and lung cancer) being trucked from Cheshire or Norfolk.
Lancashire is one of a small number of frontlines where the UK fracking industry is trying to get established. Communities across the globe, from New South Wales to British Columbia have faced down the oil and gas industry and their own governments and won. Now the communities of Lancashire must defend themselves. And they need your help.
If you live near a fracking support site, on a transport route, near a proposed fracking site or in an area licensed for fracking now is the time to take action where you live. For materials and support please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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