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Fracking decision in Lancashire due today

Controversial shale gas extraction could start soon

Could we soon see fracking taking place just outside Blackpool?

A decision expected today could see plans for the UK's first fracking site approved in the Lancashire countryside.

Supporters of the controversial method of extracting shale gas say it could benefit the local economy, but hundreds of protesters held a demo yesterday against drilling at  a site between Preston and Blackpool.

News Editor at Radio Wave in Blackpool, Andy Mitchell, says the issue has been ongoing for quite a while

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