“A case of David and Goliath”

Anti-fracking campaigners say they have “not even started fighting yet” in their campaign against Cuadrilla.

Blackpool Gazette (04/04/2014)

Barry Warner, from Roseacre Awareness Group, at Cuadrilla's event at Elswick Village Hall
Barry Warner, from Roseacre Awareness Group, at Cuadrilla’s event at Elswick Village Hall

The newly-formed Roseacre Awareness Group (RAG) has made the claim after energy company Cuadrilla held a public information event to discuss its plans for the village with residents.

The energy firm is looking to explore sites in Roseacre and Little Plumpton.

Barry Warner, from RAG, said: “What we’ve got at the moment is a classic case of David and Goliath.

“We’ve got a very rich organisation which I think is trying to steamroller their planning application through and I think what they’re hoping is people sleepwalk into it, but we have not yet begun to fight.”

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Fracking Conference: Industry could be worth £33bn

Michael Fallon, MP

A shale gas supply chain report, revealed at a conference on the Fylde coast, estimates the industry could be worth £33bn to the UK.
The report was unveiled, and measures to minimise the environmental impacts of shale gas have been announced, by the Government.

Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon, speaking at a supply chain conference in Blackpool, welcomed the EY Shale Gas Supply Chain report that estimates a potential £33bn benefit to the UK economy and more than 64,000 jobs. Continue reading Fracking Conference: Industry could be worth £33bn