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BarnBrian
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Location: UK, Lancs, Southport

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:32 am    Post subject: For lovers of our countryside. Reply with quote

As lots of you will be aware, Lancashire, where I live, is under threat of Fracking. If it goes ahead here it will open the gates for it to be done all over the country.
We have a group "Frack Free Lancashire" continually campaigning to stop this or any other area of the country having to suffer this dirty industry.
Currently we are fundraising to carry out a judicial review on the Secretary of States decision to overturn the local councils decision to not allow fracking to go ahead.
Please see the link below if you are interested in supporting us.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/fight-fracking-injustice-in-lancashire

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Adam Rose
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I will be going to this : http://frackfreelancashire.org/uncategorized/anti-fracking-rally-12th-november/
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... And just over the boarder in North Yorkshire, the Wenningdale Climate Action Network (WeCAN) https://www.facebook.com/We-CAN-360027897676504/
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