Lancashire Communities Block Entrance Of Fracking Construction Company
You don’t need to go to a fracking site like Preston New Road to fight fracking in Lancashire! Fracking trucks come from somewhere and at the moment one of the main sources is AE Yates in Bolton, Cuadrilla’s primary contractor for the construction of its new frack pad in Lancashire. If you don’t live in Lancashire check out the places across the country where Caudrilla’s 20,000 fracking trucks could be rolling soon (to and from Preston New Road).
Bolton Against Fracking organised the blockade of the AE Yates yard. Today’s blockade is scheduled to run until 6pm outside AE Yates. Bring Banners, whistles, and lots of people. Address: A.E. Yates Limited Cranfield Road, Lostock Industrial Estate, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4SB. See the facebook event for more details.
Fracking trucks are rolling in Lancashire and many of them are coming from AE Yates Ltd. The company is working for Cuadrilla Resources constructing the largest fracking development in the UK. Cuadrilla needs to construct an access road and large frac pad on fields north of Preston New Road before drilling can begin. Local communities are massively opposed to this invasion, which has been force through by central government, and are mobilising to resist.
Cuadrilla’s planning permission is being challenged in court but it clearly assumes that the result is a foregone conclusion. 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.
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.