FRACKING IN LANCASHIRE – THE IMPACTS FOR RESIDENTS’; 9 FEBRUARY 2019, 2-4PM AT RIBBY HALL, WREA GREEN

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

01 FEBRUARY 2019

On behalf of Concerned Residents of Lancashire, an event has been organised for the 9 February 2019, entitled: Fracking in Lancashire – the Impacts for Residents [1]. The venue is the Woodlands Suite, Ribby Hall, near Wrea Green, PR4 2PR [2] from 14.00-16.00.

The event venue in Wrea Green is close to Cuadrilla’s exploratory hydraulic fracturing site at Preston New Road.

Three keynote speakers will address the event, as well as representatives from the local community groups, followed by a question and answer session. The speakers for the day will be:

  • Sharon Wilson, a Texan resident who worked in the oil & gas industry for over a decade, who now with US environmental group Earthworks [3]. Sharon will share her personal and professional experience on the impacts of fracking. Additionally, she has briefed NATO and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the impacts of oil and gas extraction.
  • Dr Tim Thornton, a retired GP from Ryedale, on the health implications for residents living near fracking sites.
  • Professor David Smythe [4], Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, University of Glasgow, on the geological situation fracking the Lancashire Bowland shale. Professor Smythe has appeared as an expert witness at several public inquiries on fracking.

Invitations have also been extended to local MPs, all Lancashire county councillors, the Shale Gas Commissioner Natascha Engel, Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, minister for business, energy and industrial strategy Claire Perry MP and shadow secretary of state for international trade, Barry Gardiner.

The community groups will also provide updates on what is happening at the Preston New Road site, the Secretary of State’s decision on the Roseacre Wood appeal and a planning application for Altcar Moss near Formby.

The event is free admission but tickets must be secured via Eventbrite due to limited space available.

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

  1. Eventbrite link – Fracking in Lancashire: The Impacts for Residents
  2. Ribby Hall Village
  3. Earthworks
  4. Professor David Smythe