Responding to today’s announcement by Cuadrilla of their intention to resume fracking at Preston New Road, Nick Danby from Frack free Lancashire said:
“This is an unwelcome but not unexpected announcement. It seems extraordinary that with the government just announcing a climate emergency, we are contemplating a resumption of fracking on the Fylde.
“Let us remember that Cuadrilla have a long history of failure and that they caused 57 seismic events last time that they fracked.
“They have also recently been taken to task and are being investigated by the Environment Agency for failing to properly monitor water quality, having previously failed to record a methane leak. They simply cannot be trusted to put the health and welfare of the community ahead of their commercial interests.
“Yesterday, we held an event at Preston New Road to mark over two years of peaceful protest and over 150 people attended.
“We will continue to strongly oppose fossil fuels and demand an immediate transition to renewable energy.”