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WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK

18 events in DrillOrDrop’s weekly roundup, including parliamentary group, shale gas master class, meetings, protests, regulators’ information session and East Yorkshire rally.  Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.     

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BITS FROM THE APPG

Parliamentary fracking group accused of bias; chairman says it reflects all sides.   The Right Reverend Graham Cray, from Kirby Misperton, gives evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on shale gas regulation.                       Read his Report>>>>>  

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New bid for 20 years of oil production in South Downs National Park due soon

As expected, the company behind the so-called Gatwick Gusher oil well in Surrey, has confirmed it is preparing to submit a planning application for oil production in the South Downs National Park.                              

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FRACKING GRIDLOCK

This couldn’t possibly happen here!!  OR COULD IT??

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Fracking companies urged to limit number of well sites to reassure residents

Two Conservative MPs from shale gas areas have called for an upper limit on the number of fracking sites in exploration licence blocks. Speaking at a meeting at Westminster, Mark Menzies (pictured left) and Kevin Hollinrake pressed fracking companies to estimate how many sites they would need

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Roseacre Wood Geology

Yes, this is the geology at Roseacre Wood (courtesy of Prof. David Smythe http://www.davidsmythe.org/fracking/lancashire.htm Read and weep. How can anybody believe that it will be safe to Hydraulically fracture here?

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Minister avoids questions on acceptable level of fracking emissions

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 • ( 15 COMMENTS ) A government energy minister has declined to give details of the acceptable level of fugitive emissions from fracking wells in the UK. Speaking this afternoon in the House of Lords, Baroness Neville-Rolfe (pictured left) avoided

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Panorama : Sellafield

 RADIATION FREE LAKELAND https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/panorama-tonight-at-8-30-sellafield/ Radiation Free Lakeland are no lovers of the BBC’s recent coverage of nuclear issues…so we were extremely guarded when approached by Panorama.  Following reassurance that this would be an “expose”  we have contributed to the programme with documents leaked to us by brave

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Shale Gas APPG pro-fracking ‘stitch-up’ exposed

On Wednesday 7th September, there is an Evidence Session on community compensation payment for communities affected by fracking. The meeting is in Committee Room 9 of the Palace of Westminster, and runs from 3.00 – 5.00 pm. Compensation for fracking, eh? That’s a hot topic at the moment. Indeed

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5-11 September 2016: What’s happening this week? via drillordrop

Monday 5 September 2016 Frack Free Helmsley and local residents unveil the winner of their Frack Free Fundraising Quiz which has raised £350 for campaign funds. 11.30am, the Black Swan, Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5BJ UK parliament returns after summer break. What’s on

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