We are a group of Fylde residents who are concerned about the prospect of fracking, not only in our area but nationwide. We are concerned that fracking and other non-conventional forms of gas extraction could have devastating consequences for all those who live and work here. Fracking is an intensive, industrial process that requires a very large number of drilling sites. These sites will bring extremely high volumes of HGV traffic. There are also serious concerns about air, light and noise pollution, and the effect the chemicals used in the process could have on our health. They will require millions of gallons of water per well
Fracking would also have a serious effect on tourism, agriculture, wildlife and property prices in the area. Most worrying, perhaps, is that the wells are likely to crack over time, leaking contaminated water and toxic waste into our water supply. We also oppose the practice of re-injecting contaminated water back into the ground as a means of disposal, particularly if the wells pass through, or are near to, the aquifers that supply our drinking water.
We feel that the implications of fracking in the Fylde- and the rest of the UK – are very serious indeed, and the numerous risks far outweigh any benefits. There is a moratorium on fracking in Germany, and they are moving towards a total ban, while France, Bulgaria and New York have already banned it.
We believe that the UK should do the same.
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Lancashire Planning Applications rejected. Both of Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in Lancashire have been refused by Lancashire County Council.
Fracking will damage housing market, survey shows. A survey of estate agents shows that two thirds think fracking will result in a fall in house prices by up to 70%.
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