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Police monitoring group offers guidance on the role of security guards at anti fracking protests

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 12, 2016 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) Anti-fracking campaigners who are filmed by security guards outside oil andgas sites can apply to obtain copies of footage held on them, according to a new briefing. The document, published this week by the policing

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France to roll out futuristic solar roads to power millions of homes

France is set to roll out over 1,000km (621 miles) of solar road that will deliver an eco-friendly way to produce enough energy to power millions of households. The project was announced by Ségolène Royal, the country’s minister of ecology and energy, and will see these electric

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Ministers ignoring the radioactive risks of fracking

Senior research fellow DAVID LOWRY explains how the government’s impatience to frack the countryside could unleash dangerous amounts of radon.  

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House prices in UK’s only fracking area drop 4%

Fear of earthquakes caused by shale gas exploration could see a 4% reduction in house prices near fracking sites, according to a report published by the University of Bristol.    

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Black Ice & Disobedience

On 2nd September at 7pm there will be a double film screening at the Mystery Tea House, 23 Cannon St, Preston. Two films, Black Ice and Disobedience will be showing. Tina Rothery will lead a discussion after the film showing A donation of £2-50 is recommended We

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8-14 August 2016 : What’s happening this week?

Deadlines, meetings, information stalls and fundraisers this week in DrillOrDrop’s round up of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigners 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

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Date announced for more powerful Oil and Gas Authority

The Oil and Gas Authority will be established as an independent regulator by the UK Government, with new powers that mean it can act with greater speed and flexibility to drive investment, support jobs and further the UK’s competitive edge in the oil and gas industry to

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Why the UK government’s fracking payout claim is just not true

Theresa May has re-written Osborne’s plans to ensure local people benefit directly from fracking. There were just two rules. First, the story was embargoed until Sunday, so there were no working hours between the email being sent and the story going live. Second, the information was “shared

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Government told to fast track fracking

A think tank has called on the government to “speed up” shale exploration in the country.  

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Trying to bribe public to accept fracking won’t work, say campaigners

Greenpeace accuses Theresa May of wanting to ‘silence concerns with a wad of cash’ as Labour and Green party join attack Barry Gardiner said there were no payments for people who lived near wind farms, which were ‘clean energy’. Photograph: Stuart Wilson/Getty Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

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