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Cuadrilla wants to use more chemicals to improve fracking at shale gas site

Cuadrilla wants to use more chemicals to improve fracking at shale gas site

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON FEBRUARY 20, 2019 The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is seeking permission to add new chemicals to its fracking operations in Lancashire. In details published today, the company said it wanted to change the composition of the fracking fluid so that more sand could

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Frack Free United makes the case against hydraulic fracturing

Frack Free United makes the case against hydraulic fracturing via Drill or Drop DECEMBER 8, 2018 Last week, the Frack Free United campaign network delivered a declaration to Downing Street calling for a halt to fracking. It was signed by 8,000+ politicians, academics, community groups, environmental organisations

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Letter from Stephen Garsed

A lovely letter from Stephen Garsed  as he departs for COP24 : “To all in Frack Free Lancashire I will be leaving today for the CoP 24 Climate Conference in Katowice,  Poland, as part of a 30-strong CAFOD Group. We will be there as a  counterweight to

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

In this week’s listings: Mass boycott of Barclays; Three more INEOS, Fracking and You public meetings; Protest trial and verdict; Film screenings; Plus rallies and gatherings. WITH THANKS TO RUTH AT DRILL OR DROP    

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Businessman considers legal action against police after acquittal for obstruction at anti-fracking protest

Businessman considers legal action against police after acquittal for obstruction at anti-fracking protest

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON DECEMBER 19, 2017 A businessman and leading campaigner against Cuadrilla’s fracking operation near Blackpool has been cleared by a court of obstruction. John Tootill, who runs Maple Farm Nurseries near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, said he was now considering legal action against

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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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