RESIDENTS OF BLACKPOOL, WYRE & FYLDE
When: Saturday 31 August 2019
Where: Outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s fracking site, Preston New Road, A583
Contact: Mark Mills on 01772 688980
The community surrounding Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site in Lancashire are planning their second demonstration, in the wake of over a hundred seismic events and earthquakes which have caused property damage throughout the area. The largest earthquake recorded from fracking in the UK has measured 2.9ML on the Richter scale on the morning of 26 August 2019.
Mark Mills, a local businessman and resident of Preston New Road, said:
“If the government isn’t listening, we will need to keep up the pressure to ban fracking once and for all.
“Following the impromptu peaceful and successful protest by 450 residents on Monday 26 August, incensed by the earthquakes, we will gather peacefully together again on Saturday 31 August at 2pm in greater numbers.
“We are urging the government to ban fracking with immediate effect.
“Cross-party pressure on the government must be applied for a unilateral ban. We will not be fobbed off any longer.”
Notes to the Editor:
- Photo opportunities and interviews with residents who felt the earthquakes and suffered structural damage to their properties will be available on the day.
- Please contact spokesperson, Mark Mills on 01772 688980, for further details