Protesters tell frackers ‘buzz off’

Campaigners against fracking at the Preston New Road site had a bees theme to highlight what they fear is a threat to wildlife from shale gas extraction.
Campaigners against fracking at the Preston New Road site had a bees theme to highlight what they fear is a threat to wildlife from shale gas extraction.
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A giant bee and squirrel joined dozens of residents at the gates of Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road.

They were joining the protesters to highlight what they fear is fracking’s potential risks to nature and wildlife.

The gathering was part of the ongoing, three month long United Resistance at the site where Cuadrilla is preparing to frack two horizontally drilled wells if permission is given by the Government.

The activists gathered outside the fracking site gates in bee costumes, to send a message to fracking company Cuadrilla to “buzz off.”

Dorothy Kelk, from Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth, said: “Thousands of fracking wells could be in the pipeline in the future, which could threaten our countryside and habitats for nature.

“We wanted to highlight the plight of bees as one example of the threats our precious nature face from industrialisation.”