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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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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Fracking-Affected Families Plead with President Obama: ‘We Need Help.’

“It’s not too late to provide leadership on fracking as part of his lasting legacy for the history books.”    

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Hero gran ‘dubbed modern day Spartacus’ after £55k legal bill for fracking protest sparks worldwide protest

People from as far afield as Australia, Thailand, Poland, Spain and Russia have come out in support of Tina Rothery who could end up in prison    

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Obama Administration Approved Gulf Fracking During Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Federal records show that regulators approved several drilling plans involving fracking in the Gulf of Mexico even as the Deepwater Horizon disaster unfolded and oil from a broken well spewed into the Gulf for weeks on end. “The Deepwater Horizon disaster should have been a wake up

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