Green Party backs peaceful direct action against fracking in Lancashire

The Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas, supported campaigners taking peaceful direct action at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool.

On a visit today, she said residents and activists protesting outside the Preston New Road site were “pioneers” in the battle against climate change.

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What’s happening this week? 18-24 September 2017

In this week’s listings

  • Caroline Lucas MP visits Green Monday protest at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site and speaks at a meeting in Lancaster;
  • Two screenings of The Bentley Effect;
  • Fracking motion to be discussed by Salford City Council;
  • 12-hour prayer vigil in Kirby Misperton and World Peace Day gathering at Broadford Bridge;

Plus meetings, lectures and presentations.

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Council agrees conditions on Third Energy’s North Yorkshire fracking permission

The first high volume frack in the UK since 2011 cleared another hurdle this morning.

North Yorkshire County Council confirmed that it agreed planning conditions with Third Energy to enable the company to begin operations to frack for shale gas at Kirby Misperton.

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What’s happening this week? 11-17 September 2017

In this week’s listings

  • Challenge to INEOS injunction at the High Court in London;
  • No Fracking Day in North East Derbyshire;
  • West Sussex County Council meeting on extension to planning permission at Broadford Bridge;
  • Surrey County Council meeting on retrospective permission at Brockham;
  • Webinar on Physicians for Social Responsibility report;
  • Leith Hill picnic;
  • Candlelit vigil at Kirby Misperton;
  • Plus meetings and information events;

Please let us know (click hereif any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Listings for the rest of September click here

By Ruth Hayhurst

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Fracking Has an Enormous Radioactive Waste Problem

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is likely how your home gets cooled and water gets heated. But the unconventional oil and gas extraction method, currently booming across the U.S. and a cornerstone of President Trump’s energy agenda, is also behind an often-untold but growing problem: radioactive drilling waste.

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Drilling diary – September 2017

60+ events in September 2017 about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including: court hearing on the INEOS injunction, consultation deadlines, meet-the-regulators drop-in, exhibitions, talks, meetings and film screenings.

Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong. This post will be updated throughout the month with new information.

 

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