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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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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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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WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK

18 events in DrillOrDrop’s weekly roundup, including parliamentary group, shale gas master class, meetings, protests, regulators’ information session and East Yorkshire rally.  Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.     

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