Frack Free Lancashire’s response to Cuadrilla’s claim that rig is now on site

PRESS STATEMENT

Frack Free Lancashire

“We understand that early this morning, Lancashire Police and Conservative-controlled Lancashire County Council facilitated Cuadrilla bringing in a mass convoy of equipment onto the site at Preston New Road, under the cover of darkness.

“We note that Mr Egan has claimed this week that his project is “progressing to plan”. However, even if Cuadrilla have managed to get their drilling rig onto the site it is hard to see how they will be able to start drilling in the second quarter of 2017 (as their web site still claims 1), unless they have managed to get a time machine onto the site at the same time.

“It is abundantly clear that community protest has had a major impact on Cuadrilla’s attempts at making progress at this site and it will continue to do so. As Cuadrilla’s work on this site intensifies and its predicted impacts start to be felt, our protest will continue, as is our legal right.”

ENDS

 

Notes to the Editor

  1. Cuadrilla’s website states: “Work commenced to build the site in January 2017 and the drilling phase of operations is expected to commence in Q2 2017.”

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