UPDATE: Lancashire county councillors have rejected Cuadrilla’s application to drill for shale gas at Preston New Road. Fantastic news and a huge relief! Thank you to everyone who signed the petition. Stay in touch with Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth because this is just the beginning. According to the Guardian article, Cuadrilla will certainly appeal the decision and our Conservative government is extremely pro-fracking. But we can stop them if we stick together. A big thanks goes out to all the councillors on the committee who stood strong and voted against Cuadrilla’s application.
A critical decision on fracking is taking place in Lancashire. County councillors are set to either slam the doors on plans to drill for shale gas, or give way to the fracking industry.
After an initial vote, councillors have hit a deadlock. Seven have come out in support of fracking, with seven other councillors standing against.
A final has been scheduled for Monday, 29 June. So between now and then, we need the councillors on the committee to know that if they take a stand against fracking, we will stand with them.
Don’t put it off – they’re voting again on Monday!
Thank you xx