In their clamour for shale gas, ministers forgot the climate agreement

(via the Guardian) No amount of spin or legal obfuscation can reconcile the UK government’s clamour for shale gas with its obligations as enshrined in the Paris climate change agreement. Consequently, when the UK’s communities secretary, Sajid Javid, gave the go-ahead for fracking in Lancashire, he was

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Roseacre Roads cant cope with fracking traffic

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Minister’s Lancashire fracking decision has “unleashed a dragon” says community group

Last week’s decision by a government minister to reopen the planning inquiry into one of Cuadrilla’s fracking sites in Lancashire has made local people more determined to fight it, a spokesperson for the community has told DrillOrDrop. Barbara Richardson, who lives 550m from the proposed Roseacre Wood site,

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Message of Support for Frack Free Lancashire From Margaret Greenwood, MP (West Wirral), Merseyside

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All households near shales gas sites set for payout.

Under the new proposal, a percentage of profits from fracking, potentially up to £10,000, would be paid directly into the bank accounts of those living in neighbourhoods where the drilling technique is approved.        

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Backing for fracking up slightly but strong support at record low -Government survey

Support for fracking has risen slightly, according to the latest survey in ongoing government research. But the proportion who “strongly support” fracking has dropped to its lowest level. Opposition to fracking has remained steady at 31%, still the highest level since the survey began. As in previous

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Frackfree Ryedale Newsletter

Check out the latest Frackfree Ryedale Newsletter for news of what’s happening in Yorkshire and details of their Day of Action on 30th July http://www.frackfreeyork.org.uk/

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Horse Hill protest policing was “negligent” and an “abject failure”, court told

The barrister for a group of anti-fracking campaigners on trial for protests outside the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick said there was “an abject failure” of policing.    

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Red line protest outside Manchester oil and gas conference

Campaigners against climate change from across northern England formed a symbolic thin red line outside a meeting in Manchester about UK onshore oil and gas Martin Porter, of Manchester Greenpeace, told a demonstration of around 50 people outside the city’s conference centre    

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