UK Government decision on Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking application: “We’re ripping up the Paris agreement”


Last Thursday, the Government decided that fracking would take place by Cuadrilla at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

George Monbiot tweeted: “Some context on the government’s #fracking decision today. What it says is: “we’re ripping up the Paris agreement”:

He then shared an article that he wrote last week (‘No Fracking, Drilling or Digging: It’s the only way to save life on earth’) in which he explores the way in which latest science suggests that upholding the Paris Climate Agreement requires that no new fossil fuel reserves be developed.

There is really good analysis of yesterday’s decision by Damian Carrington in which he demolishes the arguments made the Government in favour of promoting fracking  while it undermines renewable energy and the green economy.

So, if you’re appalled and want to stand up and be counted – what can you do?


There’s a protest on Tuesday 11th October in Manchester at the Shale and Gas Summit. (The location of this is a secret but we’ve been assured that all will become clear on Monday or Tuesday morning). It’s likely that we’ll attend this. Please contact us ( if you’re interested in travelling across with us – by Monday 10th October 3pm please.

Complete e-actions or tweet a photo of yourself tomorrow with the hashtag #DontFrackLancs  #WeSaidNo

Later this month:

Inform yourself about fracking at a Huddersfield screening on October 20 of the acclaimed film ‘Groundswell Rising’.

Get involved in the ‘Stop Barclays Fracking!’ Week of Action (24-29 October)


Thank you in advance for any support you can give.




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