The next meeting of the Central Lancashire group will provisionally be on Wednesday February 12th, 7pm at Palace Cinema, Longridge.
The following meeting will be on Monday March 16th at the Mandala Centre, Preston PR1 1DT.
|FOOD FAIRNESS FOR ALL
Visit The Larder, Preston's community cafe at 50, Lancaster Road. You can be sure of a friendly welcome, good locally produced food, and all profits go to communities in need. You can find out all about it here.
|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