A protest in support of shale gas extraction has been held in Blackpool by campaigners.
The move has been made in an attempt to highlight industry in Lancashire, after the county council refused planning permission for test fracking at a site in the region.
According to reports in the Blackpool Gazette, the event was attended by a former Greenpeace boss, Stephen Tindale.
He told the audience of around 50 supporters that shale gas could be used to help tackle climate change.
The event had been organised by Backing Fracking as well as attended by a number of members of Blackpool Fracking.
Tindale told the audience gas was the “greenest fossil fuel” and less damaging than coal.