Monthly archive for December 2017

2017 IN PICTURES Part ll

During the Christmas period, DrillOrDrop is looking back over 2017 through a collection of photographs. WITH MANY THANKS TO RUTH AT DRILL OR DROP

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2017 IN PICTURES

During the Christmas period, DrillOrDrop is looking back over 2017 through a collection of photographs. Each day, starting today with January, we’ll be publishing images from the 12 months of the past year. WITH MANY THANKS TO RUTH AT DRILL OR DROP  

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Fracking to begin in earnest in 2018 after tough year for industry

British shale gas companies have said domestic fracking will finally begin in earnest in 2018, after another year passed without serious progress amid strong opposition. Industry figures said next year would be crucial for the sector, as companies start the process of hydraulic fracturing to extract gas trapped

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Householders affected by floods face insurance double-whammy if they live nearby planned fracking sites

Householders could face an insurance double-whammy if they live within a five-mile radius of shale gas exploration sites    

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Businessman considers legal action against police after acquittal for obstruction at anti-fracking protest

Businessman considers legal action against police after acquittal for obstruction at anti-fracking protest

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON DECEMBER 19, 2017 A businessman and leading campaigner against Cuadrilla’s fracking operation near Blackpool has been cleared by a court of obstruction. John Tootill, who runs Maple Farm Nurseries near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, said he was now considering legal action against

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Fracking waste treatment and disposal could cost £1m a well – new research

Researchers at Edinburgh University have warned that cost of waste treatment and a shortage of specialist facilities could limit the development of fracking in the UK. WITH THANKS TO RUTH AT DRILL OR DROP  

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Cashing Out From the Climate Casino

Something big is starting to shift. After years of effort from activists, there are signs that the world’s financial community is finally rousing itself in the fight against global warming.  

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New Date (18th) and Venue for FBC meeting which was on January 10th

New Date (18th) and Venue for FBC meeting which was on January 10th

STOP PRESS – MEETING DATE IS NOW THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY – VENUE STILL KIRKHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE Due to the number of people who wish to attend and speak at the Fylde Borough Council Planning Meeting on 10th January considering Cuadrilla’s Traffic Mitigation Measures, FBC have sent the

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What’s happening this week? 18-24 December 2017

In this final listing before Christmas 2017: Visit of Gyuto monks to Kirby Misperton Solstice celebrations; Rallies; Carolling; Ongoing Barclays protest. With Thanks to Ruth at Drill or Drop  

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Water management at Cuadrilla’s Lancs fracking site a “matter of priority” – Minister

Cuadrilla has been asked to address surface water management on its site at Preston New Road, as a priority, the Environment Minister wrote last week. “The Environment Agency has raised concerns over the management of surface water on site and has asked the operator to address this as

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