The Blackpool branch of the Green Party has called for a moratorium on drilling at the Bowland basin site near Blackpool, where there were two earthquakes in April and May 2011. It released this statement in response
The pollution has many different ways of getting into the ground, gas is dissolved in water and can find its way into the water course. There has been little interest at any level of government in public safety and the impact on the Lancashire countryside.
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The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has quit two charities set up in her memory after sexual assault allegations from his past resurfaced.
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