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Water quality and resources could be at risk from fracking, says the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency spelt out today what it sees as the risks to water from a shale gas industry.          In its report The State of the environment: water quality, the organisation included fracking as a potential threat. The process was considered as a future

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Special guests for Green Mondays

We are really excited to announce some very special guests at our Green Mondays down at Preston New Road. On 26 February, John Ashton, Co-Founder of Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G), will be our main speaker. Jamie Peters, of Friends of the Earth, will be also be making

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A hidden report for Britain’s most senior ministers has revealed that the promise of a UK shale gas boom has been dramatically exaggerated by government and fracking companies. Government has known for almost two years that the number of wells likely to flow shale gas from fractures

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

In this week’s listings: Mass boycott of Barclays; Three more INEOS, Fracking and You public meetings; Protest trial and verdict; Film screenings; Plus rallies and gatherings. WITH THANKS TO RUTH AT DRILL OR DROP    

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Fracking is linked to breast cancer: Chemicals used in high-pressure oil and gas extraction cause uncontrolled cell division Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5363003/Fracking-linked-breast-cancer.

Previous research reveals cancer is caused by uncontrolled cell division This occurs when mice are exposed to chemical levels of those in fracking areas Fracking involves drilling into the earth before inserting a high-pressure mixture Although this releases gas and oil, chemicals can contaminate local water  One in eight

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Temporary respite for this unwelcome industry but no meaningful change

Today’s release of BEIS data for Wave 24 of their quarterly polling gives some palliative relief to the ailing UK fracking industry. It shows that the relentless slide towards single figure percentage support has been, at least temporarily, halted. The industry, however, are still a long way

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I’m 73 and a grandmother. Fracking has turned me into an activist – Gillian Kelly

Gillian Kelly explains what motivates so many of us in this opinion piece for the Guardian Newspaper Until last year I’d never been in a protest. Now I’m due in court for trying to stop this destructive industry ruining our landscape I am a 73-year-old grandmother. On

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Lancs planners stand by objection to Roseacre Wood fracking site

Lancs planners stand by objection to Roseacre Wood fracking site

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON JANUARY 17, 2018 Council planners in Lancashire have said Cuadrilla’s revised traffic scheme for the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site is still unacceptable. In a report published today, they recommended that the county council continued to object to the application. Lancashire refused planning

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Lancashire Conservative MPs say fracking must not take place at Roseacre

Drill or Drop reports today that both Mark Menzies MP ad Ben Wallace MP have said that fracking must not be allowed to go ahead at Cuadrilla’s site at Roseacre Wood. Mr Menzies stated “Cuadrilla Resources’ proposed Roseacre Wood site must not be permitted to go ahead”

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Frack Free Groups Mark One Year at PNR Without Fracking

Over 250 local residents and visitors from other communities under threat of fracking, gathered on the Fylde Coast today, marking a full year of resolute opposition to Cuadrilla’s operations at the Preston New Road site. Representatives of groups from Cumbria, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and

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