Drill or Drop

Inquiry into second Lancashire fracking site re-opens tomorrow

Cuadrilla’s plans for another fracking site near Blackpool come under scrutiny again this week. A public inquiry on the Roseacre Wood proposals reopens tomorrow (Tuesday 10 April) to examine whether heavy goods vehicles could safely deliver to the site. Lancashire County Council rejected the Roseacre Wood proposal

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Opponents of Cuadrilla’s shale gas operation near Blackpool dressed in hazard suits yesterday to draw attention to their concerns about emergencies on fracking sites. The on-going United Resistance protest called for full public disclosure of all fluids and liquids transported and used by the site at Preston New Road. Campaigners

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Fire service ordered to release emergency planning information for Cuadrilla’s fracking site

An opponent of fracking has won an eight-month campaign to force Lancashire’s Fire and Rescue Service to release information about emergency planning at Cuadrilla’s shale gas operation. The service was ordered yesterday to answer questions put by Helen Chuntso about the site at Preston New Road near

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What’s happening this week? 26 March – 1 April 2018

In this week’s listings: Robin Hood Vs Fracking lantern parade in Bolsover; Amelia Womack speaking at Preston New Road; INEOS, Fracking and You talk; Protest outside Nottinghamshire County  Council; Costs hearing at the High Court in UKOG injunction case. Plus meetings, workshops and deadlines. THANKS TO DRILL

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Court adjourns decision on “wide-ranging” injunction against protests at UKOG oil drilling sites

The High Court in London adjourned a case today brought by UK Oil and Gas, which aimed to restrict actions against its sites in West Sussex and Surrey. WITH THANKS TO DRILL OR DROP    

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What’s happening this week? 12-18 March 2018

In this week’s listings: Hydrocarbon day at Examination in Public of North Yorkshire Minerals Plan; Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, and Ecotricity founder, Dale Vince, visit Preston New Road; Plaque unveiled to remember last year’s 120-mile No Fracking Way; Presentation of 100,000+ signature petition against drilling near Leith

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Drilling diary & Headlines – March 2018

70+ events in March 2018 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas. Robin Hood vs Fracking workshops and parades; Decision day on INEOS Woodsetts application; Oil and gas day at examination of North Yorkshire minerals plan Tours of south east England drilling sites; Anti-fracking beach litter

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What’s happening this week? 26 February-4 March 2018

In this week’s listings: First Robin Hood vs Fracking workshops and parade; John Ashton and Jamie Peters speaking at Preston New Road; Opening day of examination in public of North Yorkshire Minerals Plan; Environment Agency drop-in meeting about oil exploration near Leith Hill; Know your rights training;

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15 Yorkshire landowners, holding more than 80,000 acres, have publicly supported the National Trust in the legal challenge from INEOS over access for shale gas testing. They include Nick Howard, of Castle Howard, Sir William Worsley of Hovingham Hall, Sir Richard Storey, of Settrington House and the

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Water quality and resources could be at risk from fracking, says the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency spelt out today what it sees as the risks to water from a shale gas industry.          In its report The State of the environment: water quality, the organisation included fracking as a potential threat. The process was considered as a future

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