Review of 2016

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

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Four west country councils vote against fracking

Opponents of shale gas in the west country are celebrating a series of recent council votes against fracking. In the past fortnight, Conservative-controlled Gloucestershire and Herefordshire County Councils have backed anti-fracking motions while Forest of Dean District and Watchet Town Councils have declared themselves Frack Free Zones.

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Fracking giant fails to lock up a grandmother.

Knowing the depths to which the corporations and their partners in parliament have already sunk in order to force through the deeply unpopular industry, it should have been no surprise that Cuadrilla UK, one of the key fracking companies, would see fit to try to send a

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Drilling Diary December via Ruth Hayhurst

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,

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