Campaigners at fracking event

Campaigners march in Tarleton.
Campaigners march in Tarleton.
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Hundreds of campaigners against shale gas drilling took part in a three-day protest camp at the weekend.

The event, called Camp Frack 2, saw around 200 protesters meeting for a weekend of live music, presentations, workshops, and protest action in Mere Brow, Tarleton.

Groups from the Fylde coast, including Residents Action on Fylde Fracking and Frack Free Fylde, took part.

Protestor Max Walton, said: “Fracking will not bring gas bills down, will damage our countryside, and will not provide long term jobs to help counter unemployment.

“Camp Frack 2 is designed to help local people learn more about fracking.”

Shale gas company Cuadrilla Resources has several sites at Weeton, Singleton and Westby.

The process involves firing a mixture of chemicals underground at high speed to crack or ‘fracture’ shale rock to release the gas which is then converted into an energy source.

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