Fylde coast engineer to stage fracking meeting

A Fylde coast oil and gas engineer is to stage a public meeting over fracking.

Friday, 12th May 2017, 2:39 pm
Updated Monday, 15th May 2017, 9:27 am
Mike Hill

Mike Hill of Lytham, who has in the past stood as a candidate in the General Election for Fylde but is not standing this time round, will be talking at Lowther Pavilion on June 27 from 7pm.

He said: “This will be the first public meeting on fracking since the 2015 General Election.

“ So much has happened since then. There has been so much conflicting information. People can come and hear the latest news and information on fracking in the Fylde.

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“How will the wells be drilled and fracked? What protection do UK regulations offer in 2017? Who is monitoring our air and water and what are the consequences for us who live here?”

He said his experience in the oil and gas industry offshore gave him an insight into the operation s which have begun with the drill site at Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton.

He added: “This is not a pro or anti fracking event. It’s about information and facts answering questions and giving people the initial impetus to do their own research and come to their own conclusions.”

More details at www.shalegasoffice.com/public-meeting