Supporters of Frack Free Formby joined with other anti-fracking campaigners at the gates of Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near to Blackpool yesterday. The peaceful demonstration, which celebrated 100 years of female emancipation, raised awareness of the negative aspects of fracking on women’s health and successfully closed down the site for the whole day. This marked the beginning of a 3-month long coordinated campaign by United Resistance to stop Cuadrilla from fracking. Click on the image below to watch the amazing and inspiring dance.
A US research article from Science Advances found that mothers living within 1km of a fracking site saw a
“…25% increase in the probability of low birth weight… and significant declines in average birth weight and in an index of infant health.”
For further reporting on the day and to see how 100 women threw their bras at Cuadrilla, visit theCanary
“EVERY Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6:30pm we urgently need all who can come, please to help us as we near the worst of what this industry intends on doing to our community and our country. An hour or a few, a day or a week… whatever you can spare, we would be so grateful for your presence at the gates.” (Tina Louise Rothery)
Whatever time you can spare, join the resistance at PNR and meet some amazing people. For details of the three-month sustained campaign against fracking in Lancashire and beyond click here.