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Council faces bill of £330k for costs in fracking battle

Lancashire County Council will face a bill for costs in excess of £330,000 over the planning battle for two bids to frack on the Fylde. A spokesman confirmed Cuadrilla has been granted costs relating to the council’s refusal of permission to install a monitoring array near the

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Fracking given UK go-ahead as Lancashire council rejection overturned

By Jennifer Mein, Leader of Lancashire County Council Last year a committee of county councillors from Lancashire dealt with one of the biggest planning applications ever put before any council, as they considered Cuadrilla’s applications to drill and frack for shale gas in two rural locations between

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Message of Support for Frack Free Lancashire From Margaret Greenwood, MP (West Wirral), Merseyside

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What price Tory localism when fracking’s on offer in Lancashire?

LCC decision overruled by the secretary of state – a member of a government that has made very clear its determination to see shale gas exploited on a large scale. Localism applies only when it suits.  

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The Government has overturned a decision to refuse planning permission for fracking of shale gas in Lancashire.

Despite concerns that opening up a new supply of fossil fuels is a retrograde step given the need to reduce carbon emissions.    

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What’s happening this week? 3-9 October 2016

Key week for fracking and onshore oil & gas: decision days for Cuadrilla’s Lancashire appeals and IGas Misson shale plans. Plus meetings, protests, demonstration,  regulators’ drop-in event. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event listings

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Residents in Lancashire await Government fracking decision

People are devastated by what is being proposed. They are worried about the noise, pollution, the traffic, their health, the environment.  

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FRACKING AND THE PRICE OF DEMOCRACY

How much will fracking cost the people of Britain? The promises of jobs and economic wealth seem increasingly illusory in the face of the real costs already paid by local councils and residents. A paper by Dr. Anna Szolucha  

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Fracking Week in Parliament – week ending 30 September 2016

In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: Scottish Conservatives accuse the Scotland’s First Minister of “double-standards” over shale. She accuses them of wanting to “ride roughshod” over local opinion and concerns. Thanks to www.theyworkforyou.com for the transcript  

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No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

The Paris climate change agreement is worthless. Politicians can’t possibly honour it unless we stop developing all new fossil fuel reserves. By George Monbiot  

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