NATIONAL CLIMATE CRISIS RALLY IN LANCASHIRE: STOP FRACKING NOW
Saturday 20 October 2018 from midday onwards will see Frack Free Lancashire are host a National Climate Crisis Rally at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, FY4 5RN.
In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report that leaves no doubt that “business as usual” in terms of energy generation and the link to global warming, is simply not an option.
It comes at a crucial time when Cuadrilla Resources will be attempting to frack their first shale gas well at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, since the earthquakes that the company caused in 2011.
All concerned organisations, groups and individuals are urged to come together for a national rally at Maple Farm, where there will be visits and speeches from trade unions, politicians and NGOs. There will also be entertainment and food available at this family-friendly event which will culminate with a visit to the fracking site itself.
Anti-fracking and climate groups from across the country will be welcomed, along with faith groups, trade unions and NGOs. It will be a day of solidarity and good spirits, with continued support for the campaign of the “Free the Three”, following the unprecedented imprisonment of three anti-fracking campaigners after peaceful protests in Lancashire during 2017.
A spokesperson for Frack Free Lancashire said:
“The industry and its friends in government should be in no doubt that their unsustainable pet project of yet more fossil fuels has no place in a modern-day energy strategy, and that any attempt to force fracking onto unwilling communities will be met with continued protest and resistance.”
Notes to Editors:
1. For further information, please contact Frack Free Lancashire media team: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. The Facebook event can be found here.
3. In 2015, Lancashire County Council democratically refused planning permission for Cuadrilla’s application to carry out exploratory hydraulic fracturing at Preston New Road, on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. Cuadrilla subsequently appealed to the Secretary of State, who in October 2016, controversially overturned the local council’s decision and gave Cuadrilla the go-ahead for planning permission.