On October 6th, the Secretary of State bypassed local democratic process and gave permission for hydraulic fracturing in Lancashire, despite overwhelming documented evidence of the damage that this will cause to both health and the environment.
Our government, which extolled localism, is now going back on its word. This ruling is a travesty for local democracy.
There is no need to impose this dirty fossil fuel industry when experts say fossil fuels should stay in the ground if we are to meet our climate change targets.
This appeal is fully endorsed by our two communities, Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood and is the only official appeal sanctioned by them. The communities are small and have limited resources. They have exhausted all their reserves and need our help.
Together we can fight this decision. We believe it will help other communities facing a similar threat. If we can stop fracking here we can help stop it everywhere.
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