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What’s happening this week? 12-18 March 2018

In this week’s listings: Hydrocarbon day at Examination in Public of North Yorkshire Minerals Plan; Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, and Ecotricity founder, Dale Vince, visit Preston New Road; Plaque unveiled to remember last year’s 120-mile No Fracking Way; Presentation of 100,000+ signature petition against drilling near Leith

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Government trying to skew planning to support fracking-Greenpeace.

The Government has been accused of trying to “skew” planning policy in favour of fracking, after proposed changes to the system were unveiled. Proposed amendments to planning rules say authorities should recognise the benefits of onshore oil and gas for securing energy supplies and “supporting the transition to

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Alan Tootill discusses proposed changes are to the National Planning Policy Framework

Alan Tootill discusses proposed changes are to the National Planning Policy Framework

Alan Tootill has been commenting on the shale gas industry for a number of years. In this article he looks at the Government’s consultation on amendments to the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework). [You can download Alan’s two books on fracking, Fracking the UK Volumes 1 and

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Drilling diary & Headlines – March 2018

70+ events in March 2018 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas. Robin Hood vs Fracking workshops and parades; Decision day on INEOS Woodsetts application; Oil and gas day at examination of North Yorkshire minerals plan Tours of south east England drilling sites; Anti-fracking beach litter

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A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries

This disaster seems to have passed by without coverage in most media here. Yet it shows, yet again, just how dangerous is our oil addiction  

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Scientists altered data proving fracking causes earthquakes

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been wreaking havoc all over the nation despite claims that it is not harmful to people or the environment, and now it has emerged that scientists are being forced to cover up the role it plays in earthquakes  

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What’s happening this week? 26 February-4 March 2018

In this week’s listings: First Robin Hood vs Fracking workshops and parade; John Ashton and Jamie Peters speaking at Preston New Road; Opening day of examination in public of North Yorkshire Minerals Plan; Environment Agency drop-in meeting about oil exploration near Leith Hill; Know your rights training;

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FRACKING NEWS

15 Yorkshire landowners, holding more than 80,000 acres, have publicly supported the National Trust in the legal challenge from INEOS over access for shale gas testing. They include Nick Howard, of Castle Howard, Sir William Worsley of Hovingham Hall, Sir Richard Storey, of Settrington House and the

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Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas.  

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An excellent documentary on fracking

Lawrence D’Silva has made an excellent documentary investigating fracking. It is well worth 20 minutes of your time – please share!

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