Since 2011, Cuadrilla has been trying to frack Lancashire. The company is at the vanguard of an industry that for almost a decade has failed to get off the ground. Finally, in 2018, they fracked for the first time.
DeSmog UK has regularly visited the community on the frontline of fighting the UK‘s newest fossil fuel industry. Our reporters have found local residents, first-time protestors, and long-term campaigners all distraught at what is happening at the Preston New Road site in Little Plumpton, that sits within sight of Blackpool’s famous tower.
In this series, we focus on the campaign community that has grown and evolved over the past three years. Cuadrilla may now be fracking, but the local community is still resisting.