Gas protest for Lancashire Day

Anti-fracking protesters at County Hall
Anti-fracking protesters at County Hall

Residents from across Lancashire gathered outside County Hall, Preston, to celebrate Lancashire Day and call on politicians to protect the future of the county by supporting a Frack Free Lancashire.

The Frack Free Lancashire alliance highlighted the county’s environment, natural heritage and local economy that they say are at risk from fracking should councillors approve two planning bids to explore for natural gas .

Energy firm Cuadrilla wants to drill and frack at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood.

Pam Foster from Residents Action on Fylde Fracking said:“Lancashire offers some of the UK’s finest scenery and our coastline attracts millions of visitors every year.

“The Government’s determination to press ahead with fracking in our area threatens tourism, agriculture and environment.”