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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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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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New Date (18th) and Venue for FBC meeting which was on January 10th

New Date (18th) and Venue for FBC meeting which was on January 10th

STOP PRESS – MEETING DATE IS NOW THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY – VENUE STILL KIRKHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE Due to the number of people who wish to attend and speak at the Fylde Borough Council Planning Meeting on 10th January considering Cuadrilla’s Traffic Mitigation Measures, FBC have sent the

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Guest Post by Miranda Cox: A view from the other side of the well pad

Guest Post by Miranda Cox: A view from the other side of the well pad

Miranda Cox is a local resident and Parish Councillor for Kirkham South Ward. It’s been a very strange year for those of us in the anti-fracking campaign. We have made bonds forged in adversity and we have pushed ourselves to the very limits of our mental and

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A wonderful message from Caroline Lucas

“I am sorry I cannot join you here today. Thank you for coming out in the cold, winter weather to send a powerful message to those who want to frack in our communities. The collective voices being raised by the wonderful and determined Women in White must

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The World Bank clearly shares our view

From the Guardian Tuesday 12 December 2017 World Bank to end financial support for oil and gas exploration The World Bank will end its financial support for oil and gas exploration within the next two years in response to the growing threat posed by climate change. In

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Wake up Cycling Call!

An anti-fracking campaigner from Nelson will today arrive at the Preston New Road fracking site, following a 750-mile cycle journey from Southern Spain, raising awareness for a clean energy future without the need for fracking. Leaving with just a bike and a trailer, 50-year-old Simon Peter began

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TED talk on Astroturfing

TED talk on Astroturfing

You may have heard the term “astroturfing” used to describe part of the lobbying activity of the UK shale gas industry. This TED talk (just 10 minutes long) explains what it is about an gives you some pointers as to how to recognise it.

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