Monthly archive for March 2018

What’s happening this week? 26 March – 1 April 2018

In this week’s listings: Robin Hood Vs Fracking lantern parade in Bolsover; Amelia Womack speaking at Preston New Road; INEOS, Fracking and You talk; Protest outside Nottinghamshire County  Council; Costs hearing at the High Court in UKOG injunction case. Plus meetings, workshops and deadlines. THANKS TO DRILL

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The Scandal Of Public Health England’s Outdated Fracking Health Report

The Scandal Of Public Health England’s Outdated Fracking Health Report

Earlier this month saw the fifth publication of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking by Concerned Health Professionals of New York and the Nobel Peace Prize-winning group, Physicians for Social Responsibility. Their conclusion was simple: “Our examination…uncovered no evidence that fracking can

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Emma Thompson and the Nanas

Emma Thompson and the Nanas

This video from Heart shows the marvelous positivity that permeates this movement. Come and join us for the United Resistance! Actress Emma Thompson dancing with fracking protectors at the Cuadrilla site in Fylde #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/qpvxuWpI2Z — North West News (@HeartNWNews) March 21, 2018

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Statement from Frack Free Lancashire Finance Sub-group

Statement from Frack Free Lancashire Finance Sub-group

  The historical and ongoing accusations by Mr. Gayzer Frackman, questioning the integrity of individual members of the Frack Free Lancashire Finance sub-group and the committee in its entirety, seriously damages the movement. For the avoidance of doubt, NO ONE INDIVIDUAL makes any decision about distribution of

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Court adjourns decision on “wide-ranging” injunction against protests at UKOG oil drilling sites

The High Court in London adjourned a case today brought by UK Oil and Gas, which aimed to restrict actions against its sites in West Sussex and Surrey. WITH THANKS TO DRILL OR DROP    

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Exclusive: Secret Government report questions future of fracking

The Government has refused to publish a confidential Cabinet Office report about fracking on the grounds that doing so “could call into question the industry’s viability”  

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Fracking Report Finds Unacceptable Risks

“What it shows is that fracking is not safe and cannot be made safe through any regulatory framework, and the risks that we had concerns about in the early days, now we have evidence for actual harm.”  

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Broad Coalition Backs National Trust in Fracking Fight With Ineos

Citing concerns over climate change, protecting sensitive ecological sites, and preserving local control of lands, a diverse coalition of groups and academics from the United Kingdom and the United States released a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May supporting the National Trust’s efforts to prevent the petrochemical company

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What’s happening this week? 12-18 March 2018

In this week’s listings: Hydrocarbon day at Examination in Public of North Yorkshire Minerals Plan; Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, and Ecotricity founder, Dale Vince, visit Preston New Road; Plaque unveiled to remember last year’s 120-mile No Fracking Way; Presentation of 100,000+ signature petition against drilling near Leith

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Government trying to skew planning to support fracking-Greenpeace.

The Government has been accused of trying to “skew” planning policy in favour of fracking, after proposed changes to the system were unveiled. Proposed amendments to planning rules say authorities should recognise the benefits of onshore oil and gas for securing energy supplies and “supporting the transition to

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