West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper:
“I have been absolutely clear from the outset that I oppose all plans to frack in this country and like many residents, I am very concerned by Aurora’s plans to frack here in Altcar, West Lancashire.
“I have contacted Lancashire County Council, the Environment Agency and Public Health England to raise my concerns over the impact fracking would have on my constituents in West Lancashire and I continue to work closely with local anti-fracking groups.
“As part of the campaign, I have previously invited Shadow Secretary Barry Gardiner MP to join me on site in Altcar to consider the many, many concerns about fracking and hear directly from residents of West Lancashire. This is the tip of the iceberg – if Altcar is agreed, Ormskirk, Burscough or Skelmersdale could be next.
“I will work with residents to ensure our voice is heard loud and clear and will challenge any plans to frack in West Lancashire. When the application becomes ‘live’, residents will need to ensure they submit their concerns, as I have and will again.”