Press release
Cuadrilla to submit new Lancashire planning applications

Commenting on news today (Monday 19 May 2014) that Cuadrilla will be submitting fracking planning applications for two sites in Lancashire, Friends of the Earth North West Campaigner, Helen Rimmer, said:

“The Government and the industry have teamed up to promote fracking ahead of Cuadrilla submitting these planning applications – yet in spite of the hype, public support for shale gas in the UK has fallen below 50 per cent for the first time.

“The public is rightly concerned that fracking causes more problems than it solves – there are risks for our water supply, our health and the beautiful Fylde environment, and it won't lower energy bills or create anywhere near as many jobs as renewables.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

1.              The two planning applications are for Little Plumpton and Roseacre in Lancashire, they will be submitted separately: http://www.cuadrillaresources.com/news/cuadrilla-news/article/cuadrilla-to-submit-plans-for-preston-new-road-shale-gas-exploration-site/

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