“Dear Aunty, are all the fracking truck movements really a big problem?”

A good one for Lancashire

Aunty Frackers blog

Well, sweeties, I wouldn’t put it that way at all.

That’s not to say that there won’t be lorry movements when equipment is being mobilised to and from the fracking sites, and when waste is being taken away, dears, but then that’s no different to any construction project really, is it?

Interestingly, Doreen Stopforth – who has campaigned vociferously against Cuadrilla’s plans for a site at Becconsall near Southport and is herself a resident of the area – apparently wasn’t aware of any of the HGV movements during the construction of that shale gas site.

She evidently saw none of the heavy plant used to create the site, or the wagons delivering the stone used to create the pad, or the delivery of the drilling rig.

Because, as she says in this Guardian interview:

“It was just like something from Nasa,” says Doreen Stopforth, pointing from the front window…

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