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New Cuadrilla fracking applications: Lancashire now the front line in National Defense against fracking

20/6/14: Map showing locations, extent and approximate direction of horizontal wells for the proposed Preston New Road and Roseacre test sites Fracking company Cuadrilla Resources have submitted new planning applications for exploration fracking drillpads at Preston New Road (LCC/2014/0096) near Little Plumpton and at Roseacre (plans not yet public),about 5 miles to the northwest....

Anti-fracking Gathering in July: 'We won't sell our children's future for shale oil'.

3/6/14: Lancashire people who oppose fracking are invited to the third 'Gathering on The Green' on Saturday 19 July from 2-6pm by the windmill on Lytham-St-Annes's central beach.

Fylde Anti-Fracking Groups call public meetings

25/7/13: Cuadrilla drilling rig at Banks in Lancashire As hundreds of West Sussex residents today blockade roads preventing Cuadrilla trucks from entering their shale gas extraction ('fracking') site at Balcombe (see reports here), the anti-fracking campaign is gathering momentum in Lancashire with a series of local meetings in August (see details below) which will also be attended by campaigners from...

Morecambe Bay Gas field to close?

2/5/11: Gas giant Centrica has threatened to close one of its Morecambe Bay gas fields, which provides some six per cent of the UK's annual gas needs. The possible move comes in response to increased taxes placed on oil companies and just as the three fields in Morecambe Bay are closed for a month of maintenance. Now, the BBC reports Centrica is saying it might not reopen the South Morecambe field.