Friends of the Earth and community campaigners are calling on Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, not to give final consent to allow fracking to go ahead in Lancashire, as drilling is reported at Preston New Road today.
Over half of people surveyed (54%) still believe fracking to be unsafe, despite long-term efforts from the industry to sell the controversial process to the county.
Two out of three Lancashire residents oppose Conservative manifesto proposal to allow non-fracking drilling without planning permission
News release: Australian campaigners visit Manchester to share secret to beating the fracking industry
Revealed: Cuadrilla planning to start drilling without completing groundwater monitoring as required by law
A Friends of the Earth investigation has revealed that fracking company Cuadrilla are planning to start drilling in Lancashire in the next few weeks before completing the 12 months of groundwater monitoring required by law.