July is Rolling Resistance month – time to get involved!

A message from Reclaim The Power:

I’m sure many of you will have been involved in the long-standing battle against fracking in Lancashire, and the incredible resistance that’s held this frontline against fracking for over 5 years. Thank you for everything you’ve done.

We know fracking company Cuadrilla are making huge losses year-on-year as their ‘flagship’ project meets powerful opposition, and Theresa May’s pro-fracking manifesto stands on shaky ground after losing a parliamentary majority. With major delays to work, but the drilling rig supposedly arriving any day now, all eyes are on Blackpool and whether the fracking industry can get away with it. Let’s show them they can’t.

This July, Reclaim the Power are joining forces with Lancashire anti-fracking groups to organise the ‘Rolling Resistance’ – a month of concerted action to take on the fracking industry at Preston New Road, Lancashire, to stop the UK’s first commercial fracking site and send a clear message to the fracking industry and it’s backers that fracking will not be tolerated – not here, not anywhere.

Come along to the ‘Rolling Resistance’ launch event on Saturday 1st July to find out more and get involved.

The ‘Rolling Resistance’ month of action runs for the whole of July. There will be daily actions, as well as workshops, trainings and speaker events at the new ‘Community Hub’ space. Every Friday there will be ‘mass, family-friendly demos’ at the Preston New Road site to boost numbers (when there are over 100 people present they have to shut down the site).

Whatever your skills, background or experience with fracking campaigning so far, everyone is welcome to take part – from chopping veg to sending tweets to joining actions – this resistance movement needs you. Do come along whenever you can!

Join us at the launch event on Saturday 1st July, 12.00- 16.00 at the Maple Farm Polytunnels on Preston New Road to find out more.

The launch event will be family-friendly affair, with BBQ, games, music and speakers from the local area. It’ll be the launch of the Rolling Resistance, the new Community Hub and an anti-fracking exhibition, as well as a chance to celebrate the power of the local community.

Please invite your friends, family and neighbours, and share widely – and come and show your support and get involved.

While most other countries in Europe have banned fracking, the government in Westminster is pushing ahead against the wishes of local people. This is a critical moment to stand in solidarity to stop fracking in the UK – not in Lancashire, not anywhere.


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