Monthly archive for October 2016

Drilling Diary – November 2016

40+ events about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas in November 2016, including United Against Fracking national rally, Kirby Misperton judicial review hearing and Nottinghamshire council meeting to decide IGas shale gas application. Plus film screenings, meetings, conference, workshops, information events, fundraisers, debates and talks. Also advanced

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Fracking Week in Parliament – week ending 28 October 2016

In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Jim McMahon on landowners’ rights and fracking Caroline Flint on using the shale wealth fund for energy efficiency Scottish Parliament on post-Brexit impacts on the environment and trade deals Thanks to for the transcripts  

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Barclays anti-fracking protests

Picture post: Barclays anti-fracking protests.  

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Cuadrilla losses mount to $17.6m

Cuadrilla losses mount to $17.6m The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has announced a loss of $17.671m for the 12 months ending 31 December 2015, down from $11.568m on the previous year. Accounts for the parent company, Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd, showed that operating and administrative expenses were similar

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Blackpool Gazette

This is an excerpt from a letter written to the Blackpool Gazette by E.Norton. “I cannot say for sure if fracking is a good and useful thing, or if it is a world shattering harm. But harm has already been done. When national government even just attempts

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Study links blood pressure risk to road noise

Traffic noise is associated with an increase in hypertension cases, according to research from five European countries People living near noisy roads could have a bigger risk of high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Meanwhile, long-term exposure to air pollution can also increase a person’s risk,

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Manchester 12th November

United Against Fracking Rally Saturday 12th November Picadilly Gardens Manchester

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Who will stand up for ‘the little people’ ?

This letter was featured in the Blackpool Gazette on 21st October The recent shale gas decision highlights once again that this government rides roughshod over public opinion, and supports the fat cat energy firms against democracy and will of the people. Also ignored was the people’s decision

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What’s happening this week? 17-23 October 2016

18 events this week about fracking and onshore oil and gas, including Barton Moss police misconduct hearing, scheduled start of Upton camp eviction court case, industry conference, meet the regulator event, film screenings and planning and information meetings. 

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Anti-Fracking Rally 12th November

There is going to be a national march/rally against fracking in Manchester city centre on Saturday 12th November. Plans are well under way and more details will emerge but it is vitally important we get as many people to this march as possible. We need to show

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