The Big Challenge: Fracking will never be the answer.

INEOS plan 100 to 120 wells in each 10km block. More wells means more risk.  

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Drilling diary – September 2017

60+ events in September 2017 about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including: court hearing on the INEOS injunction, consultation deadlines, meet-the-regulators drop-in, exhibitions, talks, meetings and film screenings. Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are

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September 2017 Drilling headlines

DrillOrDrop’s September 2017 digest of news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily. For headlines from previous months, click here By Ruth Hayhurst Sept.1st.2017  

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Anti-fracking campaigners make final legal challenge to Cuadrilla’s shale gas plan

Opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool brought their final legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London this morning. By RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 30, 2017  

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17.6M Americans live close to active oil and gas (and fracking) wells

Living within a mile of active wells has been correlated to increased risk for heart and neurological problems, cancers and adverse birth outcomes  

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Public support for fracking in the UK at record low, official survey reveals

A survey by the Business and Energy Department showed just 16% supported the controversial process of shale gas extraction, down from 21% last year and the lowest since the study was launched five years ago. Just 13% of the 2,000 people questioned said they knew a lot about

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Double challenge to ministerial approval of Cuadrilla’s fracking site goes to Appeal Court

Opponents of fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool take their legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday.                                       A two-day hearing at the Royal

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What’s happening this week? 28 August-3 September 2017

In this week’s listings: Two-day hearing at the Court of Appeal in London on permission for fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool; Deadline for comments on IGas application for testing at Ellesmere Port gas site; Third Energy information event about fracking

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There may be a huge flaw in UK fracking hopes – the geology

Little attention is paid as to whether the country’s geology is suitable for shale oil and gas production. The implication is that because fracking works in the US, it must also work here. In fact, the UK’s geological history suggests this is probably wrong.  

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What’s happening this week? 21-27 August 2017

By Ruth Hayhurst In this week’s listings: Closing date for comments on applications for environmental permits at three sites; Rallies at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool; INEOS Upstream at the Bright Blue Energy and Climate Change Forum Gathering on the Green, Lytham, Lancashire; The

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