Live updates from Fylde fracking meeting

A very well attended meeting in Lytham with people turned away! Important information about the fracking industry and lack of regulations!


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More than 450 people filled Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion Theatre for the first town-hall style meeting on fracking in Fylde for more than two years. The event has been organised by Fylde resident and engineer, Mike Hill, and chaired by Charles Metcalfe. DrillOrDrop is reporting live from the meeting. We will try to add the full presentations where they are available.

10.18pm: Closing “This is your chance to defend the Fylde”

Meeting chairman Charles Metcalfe says it is now down to local people.

Fracking is expected to start in September and it is likely to run for 24 hours a day, he says. “That will be very hard on local people”, he says.

“People have worked very hard to stop fracking, no one more than Mike Hill”, Mr Metcalfe.

“If ever you have not seen eye to eye with one another this the moment to set those differences aside.

“You have only…

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Guest Post by Mat Hope: “Secretive industry conference” seeks to persuade people fracking is a good idea

So much money is being poured into pushing this dirty industry to the exclusion of good people!


PNR 170321 Ros Wills Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton near Blackpool, 21 March 2017. Photo: Ros Wills

A secretive fracking conference sponsored by Dow Chemical and Halliburton and featuring speakers from a range of publically-funded government agencies is taking place somewhere in Birmingham today. In this Guest Post, Mat Hope, of Desmog UK, reports on what is known about the conference and what it is has sought to keep quiet.

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