Monthly archive for October 2017

Cuadrilla seeks permission for night deliveries at Lancashire fracking site

  The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has applied to change the rules on working hours at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool. An application to Lancashire County Council, dated 13 October 2017, seeks to allow deliveries to the site outside the hours set in the conditions

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Informing the farming and rural community of the dangers of fracking.

Pat Calderbank is organising a film and discussion evening on Thursday 2nd November at 7 pm at Charnock Farm, Wigan Road, Leyland PR25 5DA aimed primarily at informing the farming and rural community of the dangers of fracking.  

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Cuadrilla’s fracking vehicles took wrong turn 115 times in three months, documents reveal

Guest post by DeSmog UK BY RUTH HAYHURST ON OCTOBER 25, 2017 Article by Mat Hope, DeSmog UK        Photo by Neil Terry When Communities Secretary Sajid Javid overruled local objections to push ahead with the government’s shale gas plans, residents were assured planning conditions

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Pollutants from fracking could pose health risk to children

“This study is really the first comprehensive look at whether there is a risk for this type of harm from fracking,” said Ellen Webb, co-author of the research from the Center for Environmental Health, a US-based non-profit organisation.

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Scottish Parliament backs moratorium on fracking

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON OCTOBER 24, 2017 Chamber Members of the Scottish Parliament have backed an indefinite moratorium on fracking and unconventional oil and gas. A Conservative amendment against the proposal was defeated by 90 votes to 28, with one abstention. Amendments by Scottish Labour, Greens and

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What’s Happening and Protest Update

With Thanks to Drill or Drop  

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Council confirms Angus oil production scheme at Brockham does not have planning permission

Surrey County Council is standing by its position that Angus Energy does not have planning permission for oil production from a well at its Brockham site, despite an announcement of “final go-ahead” this morning. Angus told shareholders at 7am that it had received official approval from the Oil and Gas

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A complex tale of thumper trucks, leaks and dirty bath water

Last week, the Bolsover MP, Dennis Skinner, asked the prime minister to investigate drinking water problems in an area of his constituency where the shale gas company INEOS had been carrying out seismic surveys. People on the Oxcroft Estate, a land settlement area of scattered homes and small

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Frack Free Lancashire groups need your help

Please donate as little or as much as you can and please be assured that Frack Free Lancashire will, at their discretion, put any surplus towards similar legal challenges being pursued by other FFL groups.  

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Fracking protesters vow to ‘put their lives on line’ after scaling rig

Protesters in a tiny North Yorkshire village have vowed to put their lives on the line to prevent the first fracking operation in six years from taking place this week.  

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