Campaigners against fracking
have arranged meetings against Aurora Energy Resources. Plans to drill, hydraulically fracture, and test exploratory boreholes are opposed by Frack Free Formby and Halsall Against Fracking. The first meeting is at Gild Hall, Church Road, Formby, on Tuesday 3 September, followed by Lydiate Village Centre, Lambshear Lane, on Thursday 5 September, and at Haskayne Village Hall, School Lane, Downholland, on Friday 6 September, starting at 7pm.
The proposed site is close to several fault lines and disused bore holes. Fracking near these faults may cause earth tremors under Formby. The proposed site is a flood defence zone and close to a conservation area, on farmland which is a haven for threatened native birds and over-wintering geese and swans.
To be a commercial success and maximise shale gas recovery, many more wells and well pads will need to be built. This might include drilling under Formby and the pinewoods and sandhills. We will lose farmland on a massive scale.