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Farmers Against Fracking rally at KM8 site

Over 100 people came to the gates of Kirby Misperton fracking site to show their support for the rally of Farmers Against Fracking.    One of the organisers was Matthew Trevelyan, a father to two young children and a sheep farmer from the North York Moors.

He addressed the crowd saying

“Fracking isn’t just an environmental issue – it’s a livestock issue.

It’s a food issue. It’s a livelihood issue.”

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Double challenge to ministerial approval of Cuadrilla’s fracking site goes to Appeal Court

Opponents of fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool take their legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday.                                      A two-day hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice will hear arguments from Preston New Road Action Group and the anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, along with Cuadrilla and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

By Ruth Hayhurst

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Fracking Sites Expose

Good Morning!
 
Please read this absolutely devastating report from the massive country of North America.
 
Then consider the infliction of the Fracking Industry on our tiny 
island!
 
Then consider your stance on the whole Fracking Industry?
 
I leave it with you
 
Peter Roberts.
 
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Your help needed

 
 
Dear Friends,
 
Here on the beautiful Fylde Coast in Lancashire, communities have been dealt a sneaky blow by government officials in Whitehall. While our county councillors rightly and democratically refused permission for fracking to happen here, the suits in Westminster decided that they knew better and waved through an offshore banking, private corporation to have access to our land and water, to explore for an additional fossil fuel we don’t need.
 
Legal actions are still being sought to halt this undemocratic 
imposition in our county, but right now, we need to make sure our health is being considered seriously by Public Health England. Their report on fracking was shallow and is now years out-of-date. It didn’t take into account all available evidence. Over three years on, there are hundreds of studies that cite harm to health and the environment from fracking.
 
Why is our health not being treated as a priority? Our children deserve better.
 
Can you help spread the word by forwarding the link below to your 
friends?
 
LINK

 

STATEMENT FROM FFL FINANCE SUB GROUP

STATEMENT FROM FFL FINANCE SUB GROUP

Mr. Gayzer Frackman has demanded to know how much is held in the Frack Free Lancashire Legal Fund and questioned the integrity of those involved in its collection and distribution.

It would be improper to disclose financial details in the public domain for obvious reasons; not least of which is disclosing such information to the industry.  We can say though that the greater majority of the funds remaining in the Legal Fund after the Blackpool Public Inquiry have been “ring-fenced” for ongoing costs of the communities currently under threat of fracking at Preston New Road and Roseacre (including Mr. Jules Burton) in relation to Judicial Reviews. As they submit invoices they are paid out of the ring-fenced funds.  This method acts as a clear audit trail whilst giving those communities and individuals reassurance in financial terms so they could pursue their actions and it has worked well.

A representative from PNRAG has said “We have a representative on the finance sub-group which oversees funding efforts and distribution of funds. It is good to know that there are ring fenced funds available to assist us.”

Mr. Burton has said “Without the security of the ring-fenced funds I could not have even considered making a legal challenge and I thank those kind supporters who made it possible”.

The balance of their ring-fenced funds were going to roll forward for the Roseacre re-opened public Inquiry, however Mr Burton submitted an application for a permitted hearing at the Manchester Court on 21 April and therefore FFL will continue to support our member in his endeavours.

A representative from RAG has said: “We are pleased to see that Mr. Burton has not been deterred following his application for a Judicial Review being refused. We wish him every success with his hearing and hope that the sitting Judge will see that Justice Dove’s dismissal was incorrect and allow the JR to proceed.”

For the record and by his own admission, Mr. Gayzer Frackman has not supported Frack Free Lancashire since 2015 (nor were FFL ever consulted about his case); that was of his own choosing, therefore the Frack Free Lancashire Legal Fund could not properly make any donation to his fundraising.  He has alleged that the Legal Fund has supported our friends in Yorkshire but that is not true.  Nothing that has been collected for the Frack Free Lancashire Legal Fund has been, nor could it be, donated to any Yorkshire group because they are also not members of Frack Free Lancashire individually or collectively.  The truth is that Frack Free Greater Manchester collected in buckets themselves at the Manchester Rally in November 2016 and handed it to us on the day to be shared three ways, when counted, between PNR, Roseacre and Yorkshire.  The donations (notes and coins) were counted after the Rally and paid into the Legal Fund account and a cheque for one third was sent to Frack Free Ryedale.  Clearly notes and coins could not be sent by post.

We hope that this statement sets the record straight.  All those who kindly and so generously donated to the Frack Free Lancashire Legal Fund can be assured that their donations have been, and will always continue to be, handled with the utmost propriety for members and groups of Frack Free Lancashire.  We are now moving to a time when other Lancashire communities are under threat and it would be extremely sad for those communities if Mr. Frackman’s accusations in any way adversely affect future fundraising efforts under the well-known and respected Frack Free Lancashire banner.

Frack Free Lancashire

Finance Sub-Group