BY RUTH HAYHURST ON MARCH 27, 2017
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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 the fracking industry
UK onshore oil and gas: Policy, planning and future developments conference in Birmingham
Angus Energy AGM
Bez visits protection camps and Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool Monday 27 March 2017
Start of Reclaim the Power Break the Chain fortnight of direct action. Plans for the event say “groups across the country will use direct action to disrupt companies supplying services and materials to the fracking industry, aiming to pressure them into dropping contracts”. The first protest was announced at 8.14 when two activists from Bristol Tide Rising, suspended by swings, blocked lorry access to the Armstrong Aggregates quarry at Camforth. Break the Chain continues until Monday 10 April 2017.
Happy Monday maracas player, Bez, visits Blackpool & Fylde Community Protection Camp (FY4 5LU) at about 10am, then on to New Hope Community Action Camp (FY4 5JR) and then the Preston New Road shale gas site (PR4 3PH).
Tuesday 28 March 2017
Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, The Regent Weatherspoon’s pub, Diamond Avenue, Kingsway, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7BQ.
Cuadrilla is seeking to raise the height of the rig and the volume of noise it can make at a Lancashire shale gas site next to an internationally-important bird reserve.
The company has asked Lancashire County Council to change restrictions on well abandonment and restoration work at Becconsall next to the Ribble Estuary.
Under planning conditions set in 2014, Cuadrilla must limit noise levels to 42 decibels (dB) (decision notice). The company had also said it would use a rig no higher than 22m.
But Cuadrilla has made a new planning application LCC/2014/0047NM1 to increase the rig height by 10m to 32m. In another application LCC/2017/0016, the company is seeking to increase the maximum noise limit by 13dB to 55dB. As well as increasing the noise level, Cuadrilla wants the limit to be set at the nearest home, not the boundary of the site.
Seminars on the world energy outlook and carbon capture and storage
Plus activists’ summits, planning meetings and film screening
Monday 7 February 2017
Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details
Frack Off! Frack On! Nottingham Secular Society debate between INEOS and Frack Free Nottinghamshire. The motion is: “This House believes that Fracking is intrinsically safe and will be of great benefit to our country!” 7.30pm-9pm, The Canal House Bar, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH. Details Continue reading “What’s happening this week? 6-11 February 2017”
The next film at the mystery tea house is called ‘Into Eternity’
It will be shown on 24th February at 7pm
Hope you can make this screening; Marianne Birkby from radiation free Lakeland will be talking about Moorside, Drigg and the risks of fracking near nuclear developments.
The anti nuclear campaign is very important; we could end up with the worlds biggest nuclear development on our doorstep, with the worlds biggest nuclear waste deposits and the largest processing facilities as well as the world’s biggest terrorist target.
A 10 minute video clip from Brockham in Surrey showing some very brave people trying to stay within the law and protect their countryside. These country lanes are reminiscent of Roseacre. Also shows the value of legal observers and knowing your rights. Worth a watch.