Monthly archive for March 2017

Secretive Industry Conference Seeks to Persuade People Fracking is a Good Idea

A secretive fracking conference sponsored by Dow and Halliburton and featuring speakers from a range of publicly-funded government agencies is taking place somewhere in Birmingham tomorrow. The UK Onshore Oil and Gas: Policy, Planning and Future Developments conference aims to encourage delegates to pursue fossil fuel extraction in

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What’s happening this week? 27 March-2 April 2017

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON MARCH 27, 2017 Break the Chain Armstrong Aggregates 170327 Reclaim the Power protest at Armstrong Aggregates quarry at Carnforth, 27 March 2017 In this week’s listings: The start of Reclaim The Power’s Break the Chain fortnight of direct action against supply companies to

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Fracking decision ‘not lawful’, campaigners tell court.

The Preston New Road Action Group (PNRAG) and campaigner Gayzer Frackman are both seeking to challenge the Government’s decision to approve a planning application for the site in Fylde. The High Court hearing at Manchester Civil Justice Centre on Wednesday was told the planning application, by developer

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Anti-fracking campaigners gather at court for challenge against government on shale gas consent

Opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool have gathered outside the High Court in Manchester for a challenge against the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid.  

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Drone images show scale of fracking operation at Preston New Road

Anti-fracking campaigners have today called for people to wake up and realise how big each fracking site will be as the battle over the controversial method of extracting gas goes to court. They say that the current development off Preston New Road near Little Plumpton is big

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Protest weekly update: 6-12 March 2017

Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site More arrests Police and Crime Commissioner visits the site Complaints of large police presence Anti-fracking march from North Yorkshire to Lancashire   

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THE PNR SITE 10th March 2017

To think Egan plays this down. This is the actual proof of the scale of just one site. This would be the first of hundreds scarring our countryside.  

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‘A tidal wave of force’

The seventh week of protests at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool began with further arrests of activists opposing shale gas exploration. Police say the number of arrests made at the site is around 30, generally for suspicion of offences under Section 14 of the

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“Police trying to provoke protesters at Lancashire fracking site”, say injured councillors

Two councillors who were pushed to the ground during policing of protests outside Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site last week have accused offices of trying to provoke the demonstrators. Miranda Cox, a member of Kirkham Town Council, and Roger Lloyd, an independent on Fylde Borough Council, both reported

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Interview with Tina after court decision


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