Lancaster MP presses Minister for fracking meeting

Lancaster MP presses Minister for fracking meeting Lancaster’s MP has written to the new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, asking for an urgent meeting to discuss fracking in Lancashire. Cat Smith had written to Sajid Javid’s predecessor, Greg Clark, earlier this month but says

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Massive Fracking Explosion in New Mexico, 36 Oil Tanks Catch Fire

This week—as thousands of Americans urge awareness to the destruction caused by oil bomb trains—an oil field in San Juan County, New Mexico erupted in flames Monday night, highlighting the continued and increasing dangers of the fossil fuel industry. http://www.ecowatch.com/massive-fracking-explosion-in-new-mexico-1919567359.html  

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Fracking’s Total Environmental Impact Is Staggering

  The body of evidence is growing that fracking is not only bad for the global climate, it is also dangerous for local communities. And affected communities are growing in number. A new report, released Thursday, details the sheer amount of water contamination, air pollution, climate impacts,

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Surrey councillors approve 15 years of gas production in AONB

Councillors accepted the advice of planning officers that national policy to maximise the exploitation of oil and gas amounted to exceptional or special circumstances and that they outweighed any harm from the development to the surrounding area. They also dismissed calls by one member to take a

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What’s happening this week? 11-17 July 2016

DrillOrDrop’s weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event listings for the rest of July and later in the year

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