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Government considering fracking consent and cash for protest policing

The Government has confirmed  it has received an application for hydraulic fracturing consent for Third Energy’s wellsite in North Yorkshire. The details came yesterday in a reply by the Energy Minister, Richard Harrington, to Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas. With Thanks to Ruth at Drill or Drop

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WHAT FUTURE FOR FRACKING

As two companies prepare to frack in northern England in the next few months, DrillOrDrop reviews new predictions about the future role of shale gas in the UK. With Thanks to Ruth at Drill or Drop  

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AND PROTEST UPDATE

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85-year-old dragged away from a fracking protest

I’m the 85-year-old dragged away from a fracking protest – I want you to be angry We have to fight against this ludicrous dash for gas that threatens our natural world  

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UK climate change masterplan – the grownups have finally won

Government’s clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in hand.  

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What’s happening this week? 9-15

What’s happening this week? 9-15 October 2017 BY RUTH HAYHURST In this week’s listings Tour by Canadian campaigner Jessica Ernst; Labour Day event at Kirby Misperton, N Yorks; Drop-in meetings on plans for underground geological observatory in Cheshire; Global Frackdown Day and International Day of Action on Climate Change.

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Police under scrutiny as officers remove campaigner from second tower at N Yorks fracking site

Police in North Yorkshire have removed an anti-fracking campaigner from an observation tower next to Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton. To cheers from supporters, Eddie Thornton, was lowered to the ground in a canvas stretcher and taken to police van. Campaigners say the tower, made

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European countries spend billions a year on fossil fuel subsidies, survey shows

Governments of 11 European nations are providing subsidies totalling more than £80bn a year to fossil fuel industries, green campaigners have claimed.  

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Farmers Against Fracking rally at KM8 site

Over 100 people came to the gates of Kirby Misperton fracking site to show their support for the rally of Farmers Against Fracking.    One of the organisers was Matthew Trevelyan, a father to two young children and a sheep farmer from the North York Moors. He

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UK Drilling Down with Dodgy Fracking Data

     

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