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People of #Lancashire win one crucial #fracking vote, another on a knife edge #dontfracklancs

Councillors voted to reject Cuadrilla's application to test frack in Roseacre because of unacceptable impacts on transport and road safety. This is another blow for Cuadrilla. It follows advice by council officials that the application should be rejected . Local residents (above) breathed a sigh of relief, but were not overjoyed with the result. Despite the application for fracking being rejected, an application for monitoring was approved. So while fracking won’t go ahead, seismic monitors will be put in the ground to observe gas levels and activity. Such monitoring is only needed if Cuadrilla intends to return to frack. What next with fracking in Lancashire? Above: residents march in Preston to show their opposition to fracking On Monday 29 June Lancashire County Council is set to decide on the Preston New Road fracking application, following a delay last Wednesday due t...

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