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Greenpeace launch legal block to fracking

Greenpeace have launched a legal block to fracking. Residents say they've not been consulted or given permission for Cuadrilla to drill under their properties. Greenpeace says that is illegal.

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Greenpeace launch legal block to fracking

Greenpeace fracking protest in Preston, April 2013 Credit: Greenpeace

Environment campaigners in Lancashire have launched a legal challenge to fracking across England.

The announcement against the controversial extraction of shale gas was made in Preston by Greenpeace and residents living close to potential sites.

The challenge is based on claims that fracking companies would be trespassing by drilling horizontally under people's homes.

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