Barrington-Bush, Liam

Liam Barrington-Bush
1 August 2015Feature

Four years of grassroots campaigning defeated Cuadrilla’s plans to drill for shale gas in Lancashire

Petition against fracking handed into Lancashire county council, August 2014. Photo: Frack Free Lancashire.

After Lancashire county council unexpectedly rejected Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, on 29 June, I wanted to hear a bit more of the story from someone at the frontline of this monumental decision. Bob Dennett is a co-founder of Frack Free Lancashire. On 1 July, he told me a bit about the story that led to Monday’s campaign win, and the…