Monthly archive for November 2016

New ‘body of evidence’ unveils fracking threats to public health & safety

The negative impact of fracking on health and climate is inevitable, according to a newly released comprehensive report, which is based on “expanding body of evidence” of risks and harms related to oil and gas extraction. “There is no evidence that fracking can operate without threatening public

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What’s happening this week? 28 November – 4 December 2016

This  week’s diary features two conferences, a parliamentary meeting, a regulators’ drop-in event, discussion on a minerals plan, training, a debate, a walk and a consultation deadline. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event

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Fracking Week in Parliament – week ending 25 November 2016

In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Caroline Flint on funding energy efficiency from shale tax revenues Alan Brown and Tom Elliott on plans for a shale wealth fund Mark Menzies on re-opening the Roseacre Wood public inquiry Baroness Jones on fracking opposition and counter terrorism With thanks

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Challenges to police links between fracking opposition and domestic extremism

Controversial links made by the police between anti-fracking campaigners and domestic extremism are coming under scrutiny and challenge. In the past month, a policing monitoring group, a peer and two opponents of shale gas operations have called for greater care and openness in the use of the

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The Russian megamines where the UK gets its coal

The UK is importing millions of tonnes of coal from mines in Russia alleged to have poor environmental standards, according to official data and research from campaign groups seen byEnergydesk.  

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Rig Watch project

Applications for fracking and onshore oil and gas operations in the UK are monitored by Rig Watch, a project launched by DrillOrDrop in October 2015. It aims to provide independent, consistent, comprehensive and accurate reporting of thle process and decision-making on fracking and conventional oil and gas planning applications.

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Government accused of ‘dirty tricks’ over controversial fracking report

All Thought you might want to see this unsettling, but not surprising, story from the Guardian this morning which shows how the government made sure the unredacted DEFRA report was not released prior to LCC’s  determinations in June 2015. This was actually done within the timescales set down

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Local resident seeks Judicial Review

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Local resident seeks Judicial Review   Mr. Julian Burton has formally made a statutory challenge to the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities (Sajid Javid) regarding his decisions concerning fracking at Roseacre Wood. Mr. Burton, who is being represented by Cornerstones Barristers,

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Report by the Concerned Health Professionals of New York

The Compendium is a fully referenced compilation of the significant body of scientific, medical, and journalistic findings demonstrating risks and harms of fracking. Organised to be accessible to public officials, researchers, journalists, and the public at large, the Compendium succinctly summarises key studies and other findings relevant

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Seismic denial?

For weeks, telephones at commission headquarters in Austin had been ringing about earthquakes hitting Azle, which had never felt a quake before. Suddenly, ground was shaking under hayfields and homes, rattling windows, knocking pictures off shelves, and sending frightened children into their parents’ beds at night. A

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