2016 saw the first approvals for high volume hydraulic fracturing in the UK since fracking caused small earthquakes in Lancashire in 2011.
The first shale gas site in the East Midlands also got the go-ahead and planning applications for exploration and production using acidisation were submitted in southern England and Lincolnshire.
The government extended the time for exploration in parts of the UK but now faces a legal challenge.
Opposition to fracking reached record levels, according to government surveys. Protesters took to the streets in several rallies and they established protection camps at sites around the country.
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We are rescue teddies. Frack Free Lancashire have rescued us. But now they need our help to rescue them! We have had a wash and have some lovely new clothes. We come in lots of shapes and sizes. Please make a donation and take one of us home with you!
For further details, contact:
Mrs M Mills, Ollery Hall Barn, Plumpton Lane, Halsall L39 8SL
Thursday 1 December 2016
A Voice for Leith Hill stall at Dorking Gala Night, 6.30pm-9.30pm, High Street, Dorking Surrey. Details
Keep Wiltshire Frack Free monthly meeting, 7.30pm, contact for venue and details.
Are we going to be fracked? presentation, organised by the Eckington Tenants and Residents Focus Group, 8pm, Eckington Miners Welfare Social Club, Pitt Hill, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details
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