FOUR anti-fracking campaigners arrived at a hotly contested drilling site in Lancashire yesterday with a boat symbolising the rising sea levels that they say will result from continued burning of fossil fuels.
Energy exploitation firm Cuadrilla plans to drill into underground layers of shale to extract trapped gas at the site at Preston New Road, near Fylde.
Daily protests are highlighting the threat posed by fracking to water supplies and the atmosphere.
The protesters arrived with the boat, named Fracky McFrackFace, then locked themselves together across the site’s entrance.
Lancaster city councillor Caroline Jackson, who took part in the protest, said: “We have brought a boat to the fracking site to highlight the fact that fracking will make climate change worse by emitting more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
“Fracking will therefore contribute to rising sea levels. Around half a billion people around the world are at risk from rising sea levels.”