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County Councillors call for government to release DEFRA fracking report

25/2/15: Today Lancashire County Council have rejected a planning application by Cuadrilla for a further prospective fracking site at Singleton. The ruling is separate to the Cuadrilla applications for two fracking sites at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood which the council deferred last month following legal advice, pending additional public consultation.

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...

Quake Up Call for Lancashire

5/11/11: (adapted from report on SchNews) On the same day that an anti-fracking protesters held a 'frack mob' outside the Shale Gas Environmental Summit in London organised by the Global Warming Foundation, two of the more intrepid anti-fra scaled a fracking shale gas rig in Lancashire, shutting it down.