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‘Keep Burnley fracking free’ campaign

The Anti Fracking Rally in Burnley, with members of Frack Off, Friends of the Earth and Keep East Lancashire Frack Free

The Anti Fracking Rally in Burnley, with members of Frack Off, Friends of the Earth and Keep East Lancashire Frack Free

A group of protestors are encouraging the people of Burnley to keep the area “frack free”.

Fracking is the controversial drilling technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock.

Plans are afoot to begin using the process, which has prompted several environmental concerns, in the north of England but the Keep East Lancashire Frack Free is doing its utmost to make sure it never does.

Doug Crabtree was at a protest held at the Burnley Bandstand and he said: “Members of the public need to be made aware of fracking.

“They need to know about the dangers associated with it and the propaganda that is coming from the Government.”

Burnley College student Beana Hussain (19) was also at the protest.

She said: “We don’t want it in our town. The Government is saying that it will help the economy. It will do but we won’t see the money and it will ruin the environment.

“A lot of people don’t understand what it is about and we need to make sure they get the message.

“We should be looking after our earth, not destroying it.”

For more information, people can visit www.frack-off.org.uk or search for Keep East Lancashire Frack Free on Facebook.

 

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