Aurora Energy To Explore Altcar Moss By Fracking

Aurora Energy Resources  has written to residents of parts of West Lancashire and Sefton today to give notice of exploration in PEDL 164.  Aurora submitted a scoping request to LCC for a wellsite located on Altcar Moss to the north of Great Altcar village. Drilling and hydraulically fracturing of both vertical and horizontal wells will evaluate the potential to produce hydrocarbons from deeply buried carboniferous age rocks.

The proposal promises the usual public exhibition after which the planning application will be made and the expected lack of democratic choice on fracking will follow. Readers can visit the http://www.aurora-energy-resources.com for the complete regulatory blurb. No doubt there will be some huff and puff emanating from local borough councillors Currie and Westley, and LCC O’Toole, without effect?

Author: westlancashirerecord

I am a pensioner. I was a strong supporter of the rights of elderly and disabled residents of West Lancashire to receive equal treatment from the old Tory WLBC that unfortunately did not agree, leading to the social exclusion of some immobile disabled residents. My personal suggestion of honouring the County Regiment led to us having probably the proudest day ever in West Lancashire, with the help of Cllr Adrian Owens who wrote "You will be pleased to learn that this evening the motion passed unanimously. Colonel Amlot from the Regiment was accorded a standing ovation and we look forward to a parade and march through Ormskirk next year. Thank you". After the Parade I wrote to Cllr Owens "I was reading through the emails we exchanged after I made the suggestion to honour our County Regiment. As you said today, we got there in the end, and what an end? This celebration of our Regiment was quite simply, as my original mail said, the greatest honour of all. To see all these young people who risk their lives for us was so moving. Little did I know what Council could do and how our residents would react to it all. Well, we should all be so proud of this great day. I know I am".

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