Fracking Trucks On The Roll In Lancashire & Surrey – Time To Resist
Today people across the country have been resisting fracking trucks invading their communities. At Preston New Road in Lancashire Cuadrilla Resources is trying to construct a frack pad for the largest fracking tests in this country so far. At Brockham in Surrey Angus Energy is trying to drill a sidetrack off an existing well which would target the Kimmeridge Clay shale layer for tight/shale oil. Both the North West and South East are threaten with thousands of fracking wells if these projects are not resisted.
In Lancashire a truck carrying gravel to construct the planned access road and pad at Preston New Road was occupied by Lancashire residents resisting the fracking of the Flyde Peninsula. Contractors (AE Yates Ltd) working for Cuadrilla Resources have moved in on land where it has permission to construct the largest fracking development in the UK. If allowed to happen this one site would be by far the largest fracking development in the UK to date, with 4 horizontal wells which would be hydraulically fractured in 30-45 stages along there lengths. The site would produce millions of gallons of toxic and radioactive waste and would spread a web of impacts across the country.
In Surrey a convoy of ten fracking trucks descended on the Angus Energy site at Brockham in Surrey, and one truck was occupied. Angus Energy plans to a drill sidetrack to an existing well, targeting the Kimmeridge Clay shale layer. This is the same tight/shale oil formation targeted at Balcombe and Horse Hill. These developments are part of a plan to frack the Weald, coating a large part of Sussex and Surrey, in thousands of wells at typical densities of 4-8 wells per square mile. The companies presently involved do not have the billions needed for this however, and are currently involved in gathering data to facilitate such investment.
Local communities are massively opposed to this invasion and are mobilising to resist. Join the fracking resistance today! Wherever you live there is something you can do to support these threatened communities.