Endorsements
"probably the most prolific anti frack website in the UK"
- Ken Wilkinson - prominent pro-fracking activist and industry supporter (Yes we know , he doesn't know what "prolific" means does he)

Private Eye

Defend Localism!

Take the advice of Greg Clark, ex-Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government

Greg Clark

"Those who are prepared to organise to be more effective and more efficient should be able to reap substantially the rewards of that boldness ...

Take power now. Don’t let yourself, any longer, be ruled by someone else"

How many wells?
PNRAG Wells
Click the image from more information on Cuadrilla's plans for PEDL 165
Fracking Employment

From the Financial Times 16 October 2013

AMEC forecast just 15,900 to 24,300 nationwide - direct & indirect

Jobs would typically be short term, at between four and nine years

Only 17% of jobs so far have gone to local people

Rubbish!

Looking for misinformation, scaremongering, lies or stupidity?

It's all on this website (but only on this one post ) featuring the Reverend Mike Roberts.

(Oops - there's more! )

Here though is our favourite Reverend Roberts quote of all time - published in the Lancashire Evening Post on 5th August 2015

"If you dare oppose fracking you will get nastiness and harassment whether on social media, or face-to-face"

Yes you!
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr Seuss
We are not for sale!
England is not for sale!
Wrongmove

Join the ever growing number of households who have signed up to the Wrongmove campaign!

Tell Cuadrilla and the Government that your house is "Not for Shale"

Wrongmove
Be a flea
"Many fleas make big dog move"
Japanese Proverb quoted by Jessica Ernst
No to Fracking
Love Lytham Say No to Fracking
Make sense?
The Precautionary Principle

When an activity or occurrence raises threats of serious or irreversible harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.
Contact Us
Click here to contact us by email
Private Eye
How can I help?
Find out here
Email updates

Subscribe to our mailing list

Follow us on Twitter
Our Tweets

What the ruck?

So Cuadrilla have started work at Preston New Road and have written to local councillors to let them know. (It seems local residents have not yet been informed)

They include a reassuring statement about the size of the site.

“WORK BEGINS AT PRESTON NEW ROAD EXPLORATION SITE
I am writing to let you know that we have started work today on the construction of road access to the Preston New Road shale gas exploration site. Construction of the site itself will follow on. Planning consent for this work was granted in October 2016. The exploration site, which is roughly the size of a rugby pitch, will take approximatelythree months to build and prepare before drilling commences.”

This would be well and good if it were true but the size of the site is actually rather bigger if we are to believe what they submitted to get planning permission

Their Flood Risk Assessment – Core Document 5.8 for the Public Inquiry clearly states that

The Exploration Works cover an area of approximately 2.6 hectares (1.55ha well pad, 0.84ha bunds/landscaping and 0.21ha access track) and is currently ‘greenfield’ comprising fields used for grazing separated by hedges.The well pad site slopes to the north-west

However, a standard rugby pitch’s dimensions are as follows:

“A typical length is 100m for the field of play plus the depth of the ingoal areas at both ends of the field, say 10m each – total 120m. The width is typically 70m so the area = 120m x 70m = 8400 sq m. A full size pitch (22m ingoal) would be 144m x 70m = 10080 sq m. That is 1.008 hectares, not 2.6 hectares.”

So yesterday we had to listen to Francis Egan accusing Friends of the Earth of ” misleading the UK public on fracking” and today his own company is trying to pretend that the spatial impact of a fracking site development on the local neighbourhood is just 38% of what they told the planning inquiry it would be.

So Cuadrilla – you are this weeks winner of our pants on fire award.  We are going to make a wild guess that it may not be the last time you win it.

 

One Response to What the ruck?

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

We’re not Backing Fracking
Not Backing Fracking
... but we love their web site
Drill or Drop
Drill or Drop
Drill or Drop is a "must read" resource for those wanting to keep up to date on the issues.
Fracking here’s a bad idea!
Who's fault?

"What you have to be able to do when you decide you want to hydraulic fracture is make sure there are no faults in the area. That's really very very important"

Professor Mike Stephenson - Director of Science and Technology - British Geological Survey

Fracking the UK
Fracking The UK

Fracking the UK Volumes I and II now available free from this site

"Untrustworthy, unbalanced and potentially brain washing." - Amazon Review
Yes the industry hated the first volume that much :-)

Both volumes now available as free downloads from this site Click here to download

Fracking in the Media
Campaign Groups


Frack Free Lancashire
Frack Free Lancashire
Preston New Road Action Group
Preston New Road Action Group

Roseacre Awareness Group
Roseacre Awareness Group

Refracktion
Refracktion

Defend Lytham
Defend Lytham

RAFF Group
RAFF Group

REAF Group

Ribble Estuary Against Fracking

Fracking Free Ireland
Fracking Free Ireland

Fracking Digest
Fracking Digest – a summary of the week’s news

Frack Free Balcombe
Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association

Frack Free Sussex
Frack Free Sussex

Frack Free York
Frack Free York

Halsall Against Fracking
Halsall Against Fracking

If you would like your group to be added please contact us

Other Groups
Categories
October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031