Blackpool uneasy at prospect of ‘fracking’ boom on its coastline

Independent: The allure of Blackpool rock and the rejuvenating effects of its sand and water once made it a magnet for the toiling classes as they took a break from the drudgery of the Lancashire cotton mills. Today, as the resort battles to cope with the allure of cheap flights to Spain, those three elements are once again attracting outsiders to this part of the English coast in search of a fourth: gas. Cuadrilla Resources, a British company specialising in the development of shale gas wells, has been......

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