Broad Coalition Backs National Trust in Fracking Fight With Ineos

Citing concerns over climate change, protecting sensitive ecological sites, and preserving local control of lands, a diverse coalition of groups and academics from the United Kingdom and the United States released a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May supporting the National Trust’s efforts to prevent the petrochemical company

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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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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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