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MANCHESTER LEGAL ACTION AGAINST GOVERNMENT FRACKING DRAWS SUPPORT OUTSIDE COURT
 

Star date: 15th March 2017

LANCASHIRE COMMUNITY TAKES GOVERNMENT TO COURT TO OVERTURN FRACKING DECISION

Anti fracking campaigners were present outside Manchester Civil Justice Centre this morning to support an appeal against the decision by the Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, to overturn Lancashire County Council's democratic refusal of Cuadrilla's application to frack four wells at a site near Blackpool.

"Local democracy was overturned by the Secretary of State" said Claire Stephenson of Preston New Road Action Group "We seek to have the decision declared unjust and quashed."

Full details here...


Anti-fracking Campaigners Outside Manchester Civil Justice Centre Anti-fracking Campaigners Outside Manchester Civil Justice Centre
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Over 18 months ago, Lancashire County Council listened to its community and rejected two fracking planning applications by Cuadrilla for sites in Fylde. Since then, the Tory Government Secretary of State has overturned the decision, in what Greenpeace UK stated was an "unprecedented move...[that] makes a mockery out of local democracy..." (see previous Salford Star article click here)

Now, with Cuadrilla preparing the site, despite daily protests and a huge police presence, the Lancashire community is taking the Government to court, with two separate judicial reviews appealing the decision to fly in the face of local democracy.

This morning, campaigners from Frack Free Greater Manchester and Preston New Road Action Group were outside Manchester Civil Justice Centre, to support the legal action being taken by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman.

The campaigners had a symbolic 'red line' with them to symbolise the red line on the environment that must not be crossed by fracking.

"We have consistently, through legal process, fought to have the voice of local residents heard" said Claire Stephenson from Preston New Road Action Group "The voice of our community was loud and strong, and our council said no to fracking.
 
"Local democracy was overturned by the Secretary of State" she added "Sajid Javid has not visited or engaged with the communities that would be affected to understand the real impacts of his decision. We seek to have the decision declared unjust and quashed.
 
"Dismantling local democracy was the only way this industry and central government could force fracking down the throats of unwilling local residents" she explained "There is no social licence to frack Lancashire."

Judy Paskell, from Frack Free Greater Manchester, added: "We in Frack Free Greater Manchester stand shoulder to shoulder with the communities who are fighting to keep fracking - a filthy industry that pollutes water, makes people ill and worsens climate change - out of Lancashire and out of the UK.

"We have already persuaded companies in the Greater Manchester area to stop supplying the fracking site near Blackpool" she said "If the court overturns the Government's disgraceful decision to allow fracking at this site, that will be a landmark victory. We can win!"

The case is expected to continue until Friday...


Photos courtesy of Manchester Friends of the Earth

M K Dodd wrote
at 2:43:25 PM on Friday, March 17, 2017
Leave shale gas where it is until we find a more civilised and environmentally sustainable means of getting it. Meanwhile it remains as an asset for future generations.

Cancer, birth defects, illness wrote
at 2:04:38 AM on Thursday, March 16, 2017
The facts are clear. Fracking is dangerous. Contaminates air, land and water. Fracking fluid causes birth defects, illness, cancers. Gas leaking from wells adds to global warming. All wells will have leaked within 15 years of operation, backed by research in US. Lord Brown (BP, deep water Horizon disaster) has been filling key position with fracking supporters. Fracking fluid was dumped in Manchester ship canal. Salford council and GMP support fracking and have spent 10,000s supporting IGAS IGAS share less than 6p and will be taken over soon, likely by Cuadrilla. There is a pattern of small companies starting the drilling and taking all the flack and then being taken over by one of the main players

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