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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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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Council confirms Angus oil production scheme at Brockham does not have planning permission

Surrey County Council is standing by its position that Angus Energy does not have planning permission for oil production from a well at its Brockham site, despite an announcement of “final go-ahead” this morning. Angus told shareholders at 7am that it had received official approval from the Oil and Gas

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A complex tale of thumper trucks, leaks and dirty bath water

Last week, the Bolsover MP, Dennis Skinner, asked the prime minister to investigate drinking water problems in an area of his constituency where the shale gas company INEOS had been carrying out seismic surveys. People on the Oxcroft Estate, a land settlement area of scattered homes and small

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Government considering fracking consent and cash for protest policing

The Government has confirmed  it has received an application for hydraulic fracturing consent for Third Energy’s wellsite in North Yorkshire. The details came yesterday in a reply by the Energy Minister, Richard Harrington, to Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas. With Thanks to Ruth at Drill or Drop

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