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Fracking

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Preston New Road in Fylde, where Cuadrilla are building an industrial-scale 'test-fracking' site
Preston New Road in Fylde, where Cuadrilla are building an industrial-scale 'test-fracking' site

Although Lancashire County Council refused planning consent, the Secretary of State has permitted Cuadrilla to undertake hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at Preston New Road, East of Blackpool. There is considerable public opposition to this and a constant, very heavily policed, protest presence outside the site gates. 

 

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