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What I told the government about fracking and their unsustainable ‘dash for gas’

Posted by Hannah Martin    

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Updated: Lancashire campaigner prepares for legal fight against government approval of Cuadrilla fracking plans

An anti-fracking campaigner has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a legal challenge to any government approval of Cuadrilla’s plans for shale gas exploration in Lancashire. Gayzer Frackman, from Lytham, told an event at a London chambers he expected the government would permit fracking near Blackpool. Community groups’ reaction

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Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos makes slow progress in UK fracking drive

The company has now conceded that drilling this year is no longer on the cards after finding the reality of shale exploration is rather slower than it hoped.  It is yet to submit a single planning application.    

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In Ohio, frackers are drilling. Soon Ineos will be doing the same in Britain?

Ineos is planning as many as 30 applications for fracking sites in the UK within the next year. As part of its campaign to win over critics, Ineos invited journalists to tour fracking sites in Pennsylvania operated by Consol, a Pittsburgh-based producer of natural gas and coal

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FRACKING WEEK IN PARLIAMENT

In this week’s Fracking Week in Politics: Legislation to give the Welsh Assembly power over fracking Question on regulation of shale gas With thanks to Drill or Drop & TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts.  

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LETS GET LABOUR TO BAN FRACKING

Last week Jeremy Corbyn announced a leadership policy that must surely have caught the attention of every anti-fracker in the land: that with him at the helm, Labour would ban fracking, commit to phasing out coal-fired power stations by 2020 and invest heavily in renewable energy. Yes,

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MIKE HILL EXONERATED

Yesterday we were delighted to learn that, after a thorough 18 month investigation,  Mike Hill was totally exonerated by the The Institution of Engineering and Technology with regard to 57 allegations that had been levelled against him.  

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Shale Gas Production in England – an updated public health assessment

Summary of report Full Report>>>>>  

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Methane Emissions Rising From Fracking, New Study Shows

Methane emissions from the fossil fuel industry are responsible for the majority of the recent rise in global atmospheric methane, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  

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Group to challenge Sussex licence extension in the courts

A community group has given notice that it is planning a legal challenge to the extension of an oil and gas exploration licence in West Sussex. Keep Kirdford and Wisborough Green, which successfully opposed plans for exploratory drilling by Celtique Energie in 2014, has sent a legal

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