The next meeting of the Central Lancashire group will be on Monday, 1st October, 7.00 pm, at St Wilfrid's Parish Centre, 1 Chapel St., (off Fishergate), PR1 8BU.
|SHALE GAS - FRIENDS OF THE EARTH'S VIEW...
Friends of the Earth believes that there are serious concerns about the environmental impact of the extraction of shale gas. Key among these is the impact on climate change of a further increase of greenhouse gases resulting from the burning of yet more fossil fuel. Investment in gas and oil extraction will detract from investment in renewable energy.
Other problems include the possible contamination of groundwater, the triggering of earth tremors, excessive water demand and
the industrialisation of countryside.
It is essential that environmental and human health impacts of shale gas extraction are fully understood.
There is increasing concern among a growing number of other environmental groups about the development of shale gas exploration in Lancashire (and elsewhere in the UK).
See details about local opposition to shale gas drilling at the following site: FrackFreeLancashire
|DON'T FAST TRACK FRACKING
The government is presently considering removing the necessity for fracking applications to go before local government planning boards. This will take away any democratic accountability for the development of fracking sites. Please register your objections here.