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Judge blocks resident’s legal challenge over second Cuadrilla Lancashire fracking site

A Lancashire resident has been refused permission to take court action against the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid, over Cuadrilla’s second Lancashire shale gas site at Roseacre Wood. Jules Burton, who lives 500m from the site, heard this morning that his challenge had been blocked by the Honourable

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Protester complains of police ‘assault’

A former naval officer has described being reduced to tears in pain following what he described as “assault” by a police officer during a demonstration at the Preston New Road fracking site in Lancashire.

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Anti-fracking campaigners lose legal challenge over Cuadrilla’s Lancs shale gas site

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON APRIL 12, 2017 A community group and an anti-fracking campaigner have lost their legal challenge against the Communities’ Secretary over the way he granted permission for fracking at a site in Lancashire. Sir Ian Dove, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice in

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Government accused of ignoring its own climate change experts over fracking

The Government has been accused of ignoring its own climate change experts in order to allow the “fracking floodgates to open across the country”. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid decided to allow fracking for shale gas to take place at a site in Lancashire, overruling the county council which

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Irish parliamentary watchdog backs fracking ban: ‘Risks outweigh the benefits’

After a months-long inquiry, cross-party politicians found that drilling for shale gas from rocks, sands and coal seams creates the potential for groundwater contamination, leaks and surface chemical spills. In its report to be published on Wednesday and seen by the Press Association, the Joint Committee on

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GOP governor signs fracking ban into law

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Wednesday signed a bill that permanently bans fracking in the state.

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A TIDAL WAVE OF FORCE

The seventh week of protests at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool began with further arrests of activists opposing shale gas exploration. Police say the number of arrests made at the site is around 30, generally for suspicion of offences under Section 14 of the

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Clean energy transition now appears irreversible.

The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy “now appears irreversible” as the cost of green power plunges, according to a new report.  

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SUPPLY IN DEMAND (Big Issue)

Business representatives have admitted concern after anti-fracking campaigners expressed confidence that a week of direct action against companies supplying Cuadrilla could help block the controversial industry in Lancashire. National social and climate justice group Reclaim the Power has joined forces with local campaigners in direct action against

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Secretive Industry Conference Seeks to Persuade People Fracking is a Good Idea

A secretive fracking conference sponsored by Dow and Halliburton and featuring speakers from a range of publicly-funded government agencies is taking place somewhere in Birmingham tomorrow. The UK Onshore Oil and Gas: Policy, Planning and Future Developments conference aims to encourage delegates to pursue fossil fuel extraction in

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