Anti-fracking group picks up green award

Julie Daniels and Tina Rothery of RAFF at the awards ceremony.
Julie Daniels and Tina Rothery of RAFF at the awards ceremony.

A Fylde campaign group has been given an award from an international environmental organisation.

Residents’ Action on Fylde Fracking (RAFF), which is opposing plans to extract natural gas by hydraulic fracturing from beneath Fylde’s fields picked up the Campaign of the Year prize at the Earthmovers Awards.

The awards are organised by Friends of the Earth, which is itself opposed to fracking.

Accepting the award, Julie Daniels of RAFF said: “This award is for all the groups and individuals who have worked tirelessly to confront this threat to our communities.

“The industries seeking to extract unconventional sources of energy here are finding more and more people who know the truth and do not believe the propaganda – we are a growing force to be reckoned with.”

Andy Atkins, executive director of Friends of the Earth said: “We’re delighted to recognise Residents Against Fylde Fracking for their 
outstanding campaigning against shale gas.

“They have inspired communities across the UK with their creativity and commitment, and show what can be achieved when a group of ordinary people come together to protect their community.”

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