Police and campaigners respond to criticism of anti-fracking protest policing

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON NOVEMBER 20, 2017 Anti-fracking campaigners have called on police to protect their civil right to protest. They were responding to a report published this morning alleging “confrontational and “aggressive” policing. Two police forces in fracking protest areas said they have a duty to

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Cuadrilla fracking protest trial – 12 guilty of obstruction but cleared on trades union charges

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON NOVEMBER 17, 2017 12 people, including three councillors, have been found guilty of obstructing the highway after a lock-on protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in July. But they were cleared of trades union charges which can carry a more serious penalty. The

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What’s happening this week? 13-19 November 2017

What’s happening this week? 13-19 November 2017

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON NOVEMBER 12, 2017 https://drillordrop.com/2017/11/12/whats-happening-this-week-13-19-november-2017/#more-58214 In this week’s listings: Anti-fracking rally at Ellesmere Port; Continuing inquiry into Egdon Resources plans for Wressle site near Scunthorpe;Trial of 13 people who took part in a lock-on at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in July;Labour Party day of

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“Robust regulation not materialising”, say residents as Cuadrilla asked again to improve water management at Lancashire fracking site

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Campaigners against Cuadrilla’s shale gas operations near Blackpool have accused regulators of “repeatedly failing” to take action against company breaches.

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Cuadrilla seeks permission for night deliveries at Lancashire fracking site

  The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has applied to change the rules on working hours at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool. An application to Lancashire County Council, dated 13 October 2017, seeks to allow deliveries to the site outside the hours set in the conditions

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Informing the farming and rural community of the dangers of fracking.

Pat Calderbank is organising a film and discussion evening on Thursday 2nd November at 7 pm at Charnock Farm, Wigan Road, Leyland PR25 5DA aimed primarily at informing the farming and rural community of the dangers of fracking.  

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Cuadrilla’s fracking vehicles took wrong turn 115 times in three months, documents reveal

Guest post by DeSmog UK BY RUTH HAYHURST ON OCTOBER 25, 2017 Article by Mat Hope, DeSmog UK        Photo by Neil Terry When Communities Secretary Sajid Javid overruled local objections to push ahead with the government’s shale gas plans, residents were assured planning conditions

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Scottish Parliament backs moratorium on fracking

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON OCTOBER 24, 2017 Chamber Members of the Scottish Parliament have backed an indefinite moratorium on fracking and unconventional oil and gas. A Conservative amendment against the proposal was defeated by 90 votes to 28, with one abstention. Amendments by Scottish Labour, Greens and

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Picture Post: Cuadrilla hosts first fracking site online tour and Q&A from Preston New Road

Cuadrilla became the first UK operator this afternoon to broadcast a webcast tour and live question and answer session from a shale gas site.    

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The Story of how Fracking ruined my Water

Jessica Ernst will be speaking at 7pm on Wednesday 11th October at the United Reformed Church, St Georges Road, St Annes.  

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