Monthly archive for December 2016

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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The call to ‘Fraxit’ and six stress tests the fracking industry fails

The US Environmental Protection Agency released a definitive study  concluding that hydraulic fracturing can impact drinking water at each stage in the shale gas production process.  

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Francis Egan on drilling in 2017

The chief executive of shale gas company, Cuadrilla, gave evidence last week to peers on his company’s operations, financing and plans for the future.    

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Southern Water fined record £2m for sewage leak on Kent beaches

Southern Water has been fined a record £2m for flooding beaches in Kent with raw sewage, leaving them closed to the public for nine days.    

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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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Frack Free Lancashire Teddies

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

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CUADRILLA JUMPING THE GUN AGAIN!!

Cuadrilla names fracking site contractor and vows to put “Lancashire First”  

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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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