What is fracking?
Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals is directed at the rock to fracture it and release the gas inside. The gas then flows out to the head of the well.
The process is controversial and has been banned permanently or temporarily in Ireland, Scotland and Wales but not England.
Why are we against it?
Evidence from countries where unconventional gas extraction has been practiced strongly suggests that fracking has negative impacts on health, local amenity, the local environment and the effect of fugitive methane emissions on global warming is also a concern.
The UK government recently reported that shale gas is not necessary for the UK's energy security. The Precautionary Principle suggests that fracking for shale gas should not be undertaken.
What can YOU do?
Firstly we'd love you to explore this web site and find out more about what Frack Free Lancashire is about. We have FAQs and a Myth-buster sections to get you up to speed.
If you would like to join us you might want to consider coming along to the Hub at Maple Farm, or following us on Facebook and Twitter where you can keep up with the issues. Whatever you do, please keep yourself informed on this important issue!
How can you help?
You can help in any way you can. On the front line, on a computer, or just by opening up discussion with your friends at work or in the pub.
More specifically, we will be posting details of consultations and campaigns on this web site along with details of your elected representatives who you can contact with your concerns. If you want to come along to a frack site or the Community Hub for the first time, you can make it a bit less daunting by asking for a buddy to meet you. We don't bite and you will meet some lovely people.