New group backs fracking in Lancashire

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Lancashire for shale launch Picture: Lancashire For Shale

A new pro-shale group in Lancashire, part-funded by the onshore gas industry, launched yesterday in Blackpool.

Lancashire for Shale called on local and national decision-makers to get behind onshore natural gas development in the county.

The group said it was made up of local businesses and residents who “believe natural gas from Lancashire’s shale will create opportunities for our businesses, new jobs and much-needed investment for our county”.

In a letter to local media, signed by nearly 100 people, the group said:

“With the positive news that shale gas operations have been given the green light in Ryedale it is only a matter of time before the economic benefits start to trickle down to local communities and businesses in Yorkshire.

“As Lancashire-based businesses and local residents, we also believe shale gas will create opportunities for our businesses, new jobs, and much-needed investment for our County. But…

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