Monthly archive for April 2018

Frackodills

Frackodills

It’s a bit early for the Art and Music against Fracking Week (that starts on 30th April) but this parody of Wordsworth  seems appropriate given the time of year.   I wandered lonely as a bee.   I wandered lonely as a bee That dips through meadows

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Scots fracking study ‘world beater’ while UK’s is out of date

SCOTLAND has a world-leading “comprehensive” approach to assessing the hazards and health risks of fracking and has set a precedent for other countries, according to a team of experts.  

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Inquiry into second Lancashire fracking site re-opens tomorrow

Cuadrilla’s plans for another fracking site near Blackpool come under scrutiny again this week. A public inquiry on the Roseacre Wood proposals reopens tomorrow (Tuesday 10 April) to examine whether heavy goods vehicles could safely deliver to the site. Lancashire County Council rejected the Roseacre Wood proposal

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Opponents of Cuadrilla’s shale gas operation near Blackpool dressed in hazard suits yesterday to draw attention to their concerns about emergencies on fracking sites. The on-going United Resistance protest called for full public disclosure of all fluids and liquids transported and used by the site at Preston New Road. Campaigners

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Fire service ordered to release emergency planning information for Cuadrilla’s fracking site

An opponent of fracking has won an eight-month campaign to force Lancashire’s Fire and Rescue Service to release information about emergency planning at Cuadrilla’s shale gas operation. The service was ordered yesterday to answer questions put by Helen Chuntso about the site at Preston New Road near

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United Resistance – Toxic Thursday

United Resistance – Toxic Thursday

“Toxic Thursday”: Protesters Stage Mock Toxic Spill at Fracking Site to Test Response of Regulators, Staff and Emergency Services Today’s protest outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road in Lancashire was a “Toxic Thursday” themed protest, created to draw attention to a critical safety issue with

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Roseacre Inquiry Press Release

Roseacre Inquiry Press Release

PRESS RELEASE Second Cuadrilla Public Planning Inquiry to Start in Lancashire On behalf of Roseacre Awareness Group, Frack Free Lancashire and Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth   Thursday 5 April 2018   For immediate release   *Photo opportunity 09.00hrs on Tuesday 10 April 2018, outside Blackpool

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Launch of United Resistance: ‘No Fracking or Bust’

Launch of United Resistance: ‘No Fracking or Bust’

PRESS RELEASE Day One of the United Resistance Over 200 concerned residents marched through the rain towards Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site this morning. The #100Women March was the launch event for the United Resistance – a three-month creative campaign against fracking. Today’s March celebrated 100

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First well completed at controversial fracking site

Work on creating the first well at a controversial Lancashire fracking site has been completed.  Energy firm Cuadrilla said drilling of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well had been successfully completed at its site on Preston New Road in Fylde.  The company will now begin drilling a

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A Fracking Firm’s Return to Balcombe Could Be One of the Industry’s Last Mistakes

Fracking is a dying industry in the UK. Five years after it was hailed as a new gold rush for UK energy, it still hasn’t got off the ground thanks to the strength of the resistance and the plummeting cost of clean energy. By returning to Balcombe, Cuadrilla

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