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PICTURES COURTESY OF NANA ROS WILLS      

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Horse Hill protest policing was “negligent” and an “abject failure”, court told

The barrister for a group of anti-fracking campaigners on trial for protests outside the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick said there was “an abject failure” of policing.    

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Massive Fracking Explosion in New Mexico, 36 Oil Tanks Catch Fire

This week—as thousands of Americans urge awareness to the destruction caused by oil bomb trains—an oil field in San Juan County, New Mexico erupted in flames Monday night, highlighting the continued and increasing dangers of the fossil fuel industry. http://www.ecowatch.com/massive-fracking-explosion-in-new-mexico-1919567359.html  

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DECC abolished: Leadsom to Environment, Javid gets Local Government, Clark to Business and Energy

The government has announced it is abolishing the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which regulates some onshore oil and gas operations. Most of the work will go to the renamed Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under a new Secretary of State, Greg Clark, the

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Fracking’s Total Environmental Impact Is Staggering

  The body of evidence is growing that fracking is not only bad for the global climate, it is also dangerous for local communities. And affected communities are growing in number. A new report, released Thursday, details the sheer amount of water contamination, air pollution, climate impacts,

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Surrey councillors approve 15 years of gas production in AONB

Councillors accepted the advice of planning officers that national policy to maximise the exploitation of oil and gas amounted to exceptional or special circumstances and that they outweighed any harm from the development to the surrounding area. They also dismissed calls by one member to take a

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What’s happening this week? 11-17 July 2016

DrillOrDrop’s weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event listings for the rest of July and later in the year

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Biggest health threat from fracking is climate change – new report

Encouraging fracking is unsafe and irresponsible, according to a new report, which concludes that the biggest health threat from shale gas is its contribution to global climate change.    

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Red line protest outside Manchester oil and gas conference

Campaigners against climate change from across northern England formed a symbolic thin red line outside a meeting in Manchester about UK onshore oil and gas Martin Porter, of Manchester Greenpeace, told a demonstration of around 50 people outside the city’s conference centre    

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CUADRILLA’S SUPPORTING STATEMENT RE BECCONSALL EXPLORATION

AN INTERESTING READ. NOTE IN PARTICULAR PAGE 4 Page 4“The employment of a small number of local people, depending upon the size of the production operation may result” Underwhelmed!  

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