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Lancaster MP presses Minister for fracking meeting

Lancaster MP presses Minister for fracking meeting Lancaster’s MP has written to the new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, asking for an urgent meeting to discuss fracking in Lancashire. Cat Smith had written to Sajid Javid’s predecessor, Greg Clark, earlier this month but says

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Massive Fracking Explosion in New Mexico, 36 Oil Tanks Catch Fire

This week—as thousands of Americans urge awareness to the destruction caused by oil bomb trains—an oil field in San Juan County, New Mexico erupted in flames Monday night, highlighting the continued and increasing dangers of the fossil fuel industry. http://www.ecowatch.com/massive-fracking-explosion-in-new-mexico-1919567359.html  

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DECC abolished: Leadsom to Environment, Javid gets Local Government, Clark to Business and Energy

The government has announced it is abolishing the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which regulates some onshore oil and gas operations. Most of the work will go to the renamed Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under a new Secretary of State, Greg Clark, the

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Fracking’s Total Environmental Impact Is Staggering

  The body of evidence is growing that fracking is not only bad for the global climate, it is also dangerous for local communities. And affected communities are growing in number. A new report, released Thursday, details the sheer amount of water contamination, air pollution, climate impacts,

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Surrey councillors approve 15 years of gas production in AONB

Councillors accepted the advice of planning officers that national policy to maximise the exploitation of oil and gas amounted to exceptional or special circumstances and that they outweighed any harm from the development to the surrounding area. They also dismissed calls by one member to take a

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What’s happening this week? 11-17 July 2016

DrillOrDrop’s weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event listings for the rest of July and later in the year

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Biggest health threat from fracking is climate change – new report

Encouraging fracking is unsafe and irresponsible, according to a new report, which concludes that the biggest health threat from shale gas is its contribution to global climate change.    

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CUADRILLA’S SUPPORTING STATEMENT RE BECCONSALL EXPLORATION

AN INTERESTING READ. NOTE IN PARTICULAR PAGE 4 Page 4“The employment of a small number of local people, depending upon the size of the production operation may result” Underwhelmed!  

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Fracking-Affected Families Plead with President Obama: ‘We Need Help.’

“It’s not too late to provide leadership on fracking as part of his lasting legacy for the history books.”    

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Hero gran ‘dubbed modern day Spartacus’ after £55k legal bill for fracking protest sparks worldwide protest

People from as far afield as Australia, Thailand, Poland, Spain and Russia have come out in support of Tina Rothery who could end up in prison    

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