Monthly archive for February 2017


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A Friends of the Earth investigation has revealed that fracking company Cuadrilla are planning to start drilling in Lancashire in the next few weeks before completing the 12 months of groundwater monitoring required by law.        

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Hydraulic Fracturing 3D Animation

Watch and see all that could go wrong with fracking, they say it is safe, but that’s what they said about the Titanic?  

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Six anti-frackers arrested after latest shale gas protest.

Police were called to act as six anti-fracking protesters locked themselves together at the Preston New Road shale gas site.      

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Photographer arrested by GMP for crossing the road

A photographer who set out to capture the scenes of a Bolton protest has been arrested by Police.  

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Breached traffic rules at Cuadrilla fracking site led to two-car crash – eye witness

An eye witness to a two-car accident outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool this morning said a truck preparing to make a delivery was breaking agreed traffic rules. John Tootill, whose account of the accident has been confirmed by police, said a cement truck had stopped outside

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Fracking company seeks relaxation of planning conditions for restoration at Becconsall

Cuadrilla is seeking to raise the height of the rig and the volume of noise it can make at a Lancashire shale gas site next to an internationally-important bird reserve. The company has asked Lancashire County Council to change restrictions on well abandonment and restoration work at

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Second supplier pulls out of Cuadrilla fracking contract

Just before 9am, the company’s director, Roy Moore, sent an email to Cuadrilla confirming that he would not make further deliveries.  

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Protesters win fracking battle with Bolton firm

The protesters who demanded Bolton based firm Armstrong Aggregates withdraw from the supply of materials to a fracking site on Preston New road in Little Plumpton, Lancashire celebrated victory when their demands were met this afternoon.  

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What’s happening this week? 6-11 February 2017

In this week’s events listing:  Latest government data on attitudes to fracking Nottingham Secular Society debate on fracking Seminars on the world energy outlook and carbon capture and storage Plus activists’ summits, planning meetings and film screening  Monday 7 February 2017 Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations

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