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Fracking waste treatment and disposal could cost £1m a well – new research

Researchers at Edinburgh University have warned that cost of waste treatment and a shortage of specialist facilities could limit the development of fracking in the UK. WITH THANKS TO RUTH AT DRILL OR DROP  

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Cashing Out From the Climate Casino

Something big is starting to shift. After years of effort from activists, there are signs that the world’s financial community is finally rousing itself in the fight against global warming.  

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New Date (18th) and Venue for FBC meeting which was on January 10th

New Date (18th) and Venue for FBC meeting which was on January 10th

STOP PRESS – MEETING DATE IS NOW THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY – VENUE STILL KIRKHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE Due to the number of people who wish to attend and speak at the Fylde Borough Council Planning Meeting on 10th January considering Cuadrilla’s Traffic Mitigation Measures, FBC have sent the

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What’s happening this week? 18-24 December 2017

In this final listing before Christmas 2017: Visit of Gyuto monks to Kirby Misperton Solstice celebrations; Rallies; Carolling; Ongoing Barclays protest. With Thanks to Ruth at Drill or Drop  

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Water management at Cuadrilla’s Lancs fracking site a “matter of priority” – Minister

Cuadrilla has been asked to address surface water management on its site at Preston New Road, as a priority, the Environment Minister wrote last week. “The Environment Agency has raised concerns over the management of surface water on site and has asked the operator to address this as

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Guest Post by Miranda Cox: A view from the other side of the well pad

Guest Post by Miranda Cox: A view from the other side of the well pad

Miranda Cox is a local resident and Parish Councillor for Kirkham South Ward. It’s been a very strange year for those of us in the anti-fracking campaign. We have made bonds forged in adversity and we have pushed ourselves to the very limits of our mental and

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A wonderful message from Caroline Lucas

“I am sorry I cannot join you here today. Thank you for coming out in the cold, winter weather to send a powerful message to those who want to frack in our communities. The collective voices being raised by the wonderful and determined Women in White must

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The World Bank clearly shares our view

From the Guardian Tuesday 12 December 2017 World Bank to end financial support for oil and gas exploration The World Bank will end its financial support for oil and gas exploration within the next two years in response to the growing threat posed by climate change. In

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100 MPs have now signed a pledge to divest their pension from fossil fuels

This is big. 100 MPs including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have now signed the #DivestParliament pledge! In just one year, this campaign has mobilised thousands to pressure their MPs, and built incredible political support. This is truly the result of people power. Email your MP and demand climate action:  divestparliament.org    

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2017 – Help us build a year in pictures

DrillOrDrop needs your help to find the best images of 2017 that tell the story of fracking and onshore oil and gas.  There have been many memorable images this year. We particularly liked: The line of cows walking in the field in front of the rig at Preston

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