Fracking meeting held

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Action group Ribble Estuary Against Fracking (REAF) are hosting a public information day tomorrow.

The event in Hesketh Bank will raise awareness about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing in Lancashire.

Cuadrilla Resources have submitted plans to extend their operations at their site in Becconsall, West Lancashire, and have plans to drill near St Annes. Residents have until October 15 to comment on the plans.

Fracking is a controversial technique of extracting gas from shale rocks.

Cuadrilla concluded that fracking caused earthquakes near Blackpool and evidence form the US links it to water contamination and air pollution.

REAF and other local groups including Friends of the Earth will be showing films and giving out information on alternative green energy sources and opportunities for Lancashire.

The event will be held between 1pm to 5:30pm at the Hesketh with Beconsall Community Centre, Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Preston PR4 6SR.