Back in January, Lancashire County Council’s planning officers recommended that Cuadrilla’s plans for two of the largest fracking tests ever contemplated in the UK (at Rosecare Wood and Little Plumpton) should be refused. This was a very significant decision, but further action is still needed to resist Cuadrilla.
Lancashire County Council’s Recommendation report can be downloaded here (please note the report takes a long time to download).
The fight resumes in a week on Tuesday 23rd, when Lancashire County Council will be deciding on whether or not to give Cuadrilla final approval. If permission is granted then each site will eventually have four horizontal wells, producing tens of millions of gallons of radioactive and toxic waste, and opening the door to thousands more wells to be drilled across Lancashire (and the rest of the country). So if Cuadrilla can be stopped in Lancashire, this will represent a major campaign victory — as well as an enormous boost for anti-fracking groups across the country (and beyond).
Frack Free Lancashire are calling on concerned people from across the country to gather outside County Hall, Preston, and join what will hopefully be the biggest anti-fracking rally so far seen in the UK.
Details of the event along with useful links are listed below:
Event: The Frack Stops Here 2!
Location: County Hall, Preston, Lancashire
Dates: Tues 23rd — Fri 26th June 2015 Time: 9-5pm
COACHES FROM ACROSS THE UK!
Book your seat now:
Nottingham – FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399444333702271/
Manchester – Book: firstname.lastname@example.org (FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/900388780028117/)
Wrexham/Chester/Ellesmere Port – Book: email@example.com (FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/702718396506976/)
Brighton/Lewes/Balcombe – Book: firstname.lastname@example.org (FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/437564719757195/)
London – Book: email@example.com (FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/425209194325124/)
Guildford – Book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Portsmouth – Book: email@example.com
Doncaster/Misson/Sheffield – Book: firstname.lastname@example.org (FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/481312245355114/)
Contact email@example.com if you can organise transport from your region.
If You Can’t Attend!
If you can’t make it don’t worry – this is a nation-wide day of solidarity and resistance – do something where you live and send MESSAGES OF SOLIDARITY!:
Send photos of your message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/833975066650397/
Read all about these two planning applications here: http://frack-off.org.uk/new-lancashire-threat-cuadrillas-fracking-plans/
Know Your Rights: http://greenandblackcross.org/legal/keyadvice
More about Threat to North West: http://frack-off.org.uk/fracking-threat-in-the-north-west/
New UK fracking licenses confirmed: http://frack-off.org.uk/new-uk-fracking-licenses-conf
Please try and wear YELLOW!