VIDEO: Sussex eyes on Lancashire’s fracking meeting

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Sussex eyes will be turned towards Lancashire today (Wednesday June 24) as an important fracking decision is made.

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is among those expected to turn up at the rally outside Lancashire County Hall in Preston.

Feelings have run high over possible fracking in Sussex.

Feelings have run high over possible fracking in Sussex.

A meeting will discuss an application to extract shale gas at two sites on the Fylde coast.

Fracking - or hydraulic fracturing - is a technique in which water and chemicals are pumped into shale rock at high pressure to extract gas.

However, anti-fracking campaigners Frack Free Lancashire claim the process is harmful to the environment.

Any decision made will have ramifications for other areas across the UK.

Concerns over fracking in Sussex have led to protest groups being formed and major protests were held in the Mid Sussex village of Balcombe in 2013 when oil company Cuadrilla attempted to drill a well to test for oil.

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