ANTI-FRACKING campaigners converged on Lancashire on Saturday to launch a month-long “Rolling Resistance” programme of direct action and protests against the environmentally damaging process.
The launch took place close to a site in Preston New Road, near Fylde, where energy extraction firm Cuadrilla is due to begin drilling.
Fracking involves high-pressure pumping of chemicals, sand and water into shale layers to shatter them and release gas.
Opponents say the process causes water and air pollution and industrialises the countryside.
Claire Stephenson from Frack Free Lancashire said: “Saturday’s launch of the … July month of Rolling Resistance was a great success.
“It was packed with new faces and a great many local and national groups who are standing up, together, for the sanctity of democracy and a global future of clean and renewable energy.
“July promises to be an active and interesting month for the campaign.”