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Councils investing more than £16 billion in the fossil fuel industry

New data has revealed that councils across the UK are investing more than £16 billion in the fossil fuel industry – the companies responsible for the climate crisis. It’s time for our local councils to stop #fuellingthefire and divest.  

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Cuadrilla apply for environmental permit variation

The Environment Agency has received a substantial variation application for an environmental permit under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016. It is now consulting on the proposed decision. Cut and Paste link below to see details and have your say. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pr4-3pj-cuadrilla-bowland-limited-environmental-permit-draft-decision-advertisement-eprab3101mwv003/pr4-3pj-cuadrilla-bowland-limited-environmental-permit-draft-decision-advertisement

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Protest update: 30 October-12 November 2017

In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Labour rally at Kirby Misperrton; Suffragette-style protest at Pickering Conservative offices; Sit-down and lorry protest at Preston New Road; Slow walk protests facilitated by police; Anti-fracking rally in Sherwood Forest; Acquittal of Greenpeace

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“Robust regulation not materialising”, say residents as Cuadrilla asked again to improve water management at Lancashire fracking site

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Campaigners against Cuadrilla’s shale gas operations near Blackpool have accused regulators of “repeatedly failing” to take action against company breaches.

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BREAKING: INCREDIBLE NEWS! Today, peaceful protest won out over a dirty industry. This is huge for the people’s movement against fracking in the UK!

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Cuadrilla seeks permission for night deliveries at Lancashire fracking site

  The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has applied to change the rules on working hours at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool. An application to Lancashire County Council, dated 13 October 2017, seeks to allow deliveries to the site outside the hours set in the conditions

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Informing the farming and rural community of the dangers of fracking.

Pat Calderbank is organising a film and discussion evening on Thursday 2nd November at 7 pm at Charnock Farm, Wigan Road, Leyland PR25 5DA aimed primarily at informing the farming and rural community of the dangers of fracking.  

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Cuadrilla’s fracking vehicles took wrong turn 115 times in three months, documents reveal

Guest post by DeSmog UK BY RUTH HAYHURST ON OCTOBER 25, 2017 Article by Mat Hope, DeSmog UK        Photo by Neil Terry When Communities Secretary Sajid Javid overruled local objections to push ahead with the government’s shale gas plans, residents were assured planning conditions

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Pollutants from fracking could pose health risk to children

“This study is really the first comprehensive look at whether there is a risk for this type of harm from fracking,” said Ellen Webb, co-author of the research from the Center for Environmental Health, a US-based non-profit organisation.

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Scottish Parliament backs moratorium on fracking

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON OCTOBER 24, 2017 Chamber Members of the Scottish Parliament have backed an indefinite moratorium on fracking and unconventional oil and gas. A Conservative amendment against the proposal was defeated by 90 votes to 28, with one abstention. Amendments by Scottish Labour, Greens and

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