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Councils investing more than £16 billion in the fossil fuel industry

New data has revealed that councils across the UK are investing more than £16 billion in the fossil fuel industry – the companies responsible for the climate crisis. It’s time for our local councils to stop #fuellingthefire and divest.  

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Cuadrilla apply for environmental permit variation

The Environment Agency has received a substantial variation application for an environmental permit under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016. It is now consulting on the proposed decision. Cut and Paste link below to see details and have your say. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pr4-3pj-cuadrilla-bowland-limited-environmental-permit-draft-decision-advertisement-eprab3101mwv003/pr4-3pj-cuadrilla-bowland-limited-environmental-permit-draft-decision-advertisement

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Protest update: 30 October-12 November 2017

In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Labour rally at Kirby Misperrton; Suffragette-style protest at Pickering Conservative offices; Sit-down and lorry protest at Preston New Road; Slow walk protests facilitated by police; Anti-fracking rally in Sherwood Forest; Acquittal of Greenpeace

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BREAKING: INCREDIBLE NEWS! Today, peaceful protest won out over a dirty industry. This is huge for the people’s movement against fracking in the UK!

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Pollutants from fracking could pose health risk to children

“This study is really the first comprehensive look at whether there is a risk for this type of harm from fracking,” said Ellen Webb, co-author of the research from the Center for Environmental Health, a US-based non-profit organisation.

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What’s Happening and Protest Update

With Thanks to Drill or Drop  

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Council confirms Angus oil production scheme at Brockham does not have planning permission

Surrey County Council is standing by its position that Angus Energy does not have planning permission for oil production from a well at its Brockham site, despite an announcement of “final go-ahead” this morning. Angus told shareholders at 7am that it had received official approval from the Oil and Gas

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A complex tale of thumper trucks, leaks and dirty bath water

Last week, the Bolsover MP, Dennis Skinner, asked the prime minister to investigate drinking water problems in an area of his constituency where the shale gas company INEOS had been carrying out seismic surveys. People on the Oxcroft Estate, a land settlement area of scattered homes and small

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Frack Free Lancashire groups need your help

Please donate as little or as much as you can and please be assured that Frack Free Lancashire will, at their discretion, put any surplus towards similar legal challenges being pursued by other FFL groups.  

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Fracking protesters vow to ‘put their lives on line’ after scaling rig

Protesters in a tiny North Yorkshire village have vowed to put their lives on the line to prevent the first fracking operation in six years from taking place this week.  

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