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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Fracking Payouts

Theresa May’s plans to compensate those affected by fracking are denounced as a ‘bribe’ by environmentalists. A generous windfall…or a cynical bribe?  Is this indicative of a desperate and frightened Government? Some of the comments from members of Frack Free Lancashire today: We are undergoing a

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All households near shales gas sites set for payout.

Under the new proposal, a percentage of profits from fracking, potentially up to £10,000, would be paid directly into the bank accounts of those living in neighbourhoods where the drilling technique is approved.        

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Spotlight on Ineos With rumour and counter rumour surrounding INEOS here in Scotland, its perhaps time to explore the background to this company and its enigmatic CEO Jim Ratcliffe. INEOS the company INEOS is a young company. It has grown to become a leading chemical company with sales today

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Climate change subsidy slashed by Government days after Brexit vote

A sudden, unexpected cut to a renewable energy subsidy by the Government in the days following the Brexit referendum result has been condemned by the industry and farmers.                                      

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Exposed: Glasgow Uni’s plot to cut off anti-fracking Professor

Internal Glasgow University emails show that it terminated geophysics professor David Smythe’s email account and access to scientific papers because his concerns about the impacts of fracking were upsetting its ‘industrial research partners’    

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