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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The Next Shale Boom Will Be Built on Sand

The message from drillers is “more, more, more sand,” said Sean Meakim, an oil-services analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. “All of the numbers are going up and they’re going up dramatically.”                       On a per-well basis,

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Germany Bans Fracking Forever

The coalition government have said that they will outlaw the practise of fracking for shale gas, but will allow test drilling to take place in certain circumstances.  

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LaSalle County, Illinois Frac Sand Mining

June 2016 tour of frac sand mining operations in LaSalle County, Illinois. Aerial support provided by LightHawk: Muriel Lord writes: I knew about Wisconsin and Michigan, but hadn’t realised Illinois was being dug up A similar fate in prospect for Cheshire, source of the best

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Backing for fracking up slightly but strong support at record low -Government survey

Support for fracking has risen slightly, according to the latest survey in ongoing government research. But the proportion who “strongly support” fracking has dropped to its lowest level. Opposition to fracking has remained steady at 31%, still the highest level since the survey began. As in previous

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