Cuadrilla seeks to extend protest injunction at Lancashire fracking site – and applies for fracking consent – DRILL OR DROP?

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Legal Cuadrilla seeks to extend protest injunction at Lancashire fracking site – and applies for fracking consent Actor Emma Thompson at protest outside Preston New Road, 21 March 2018. Photo: Refracktion Cuadrilla confirmed this morning it was taking further action to prevent protests outside its site at Preston New Road near Blackpool. The company also...

Ineos fracking protest injunction to be challenged at appeal court – DRILL OR DROP?

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Photo: Adela Redston Two environmental campaigners who challenged Ineos’ injunction against shale gas protests have won the right to go to the Court of Appeal. Joe Corre (left) and Joe Boyd. Photo: Ian Crane Joe Corre (left) and Joe Boyd failed to block the injunction at a three-day hearing at the High Court in October...

Are you funding fracking and nuclear weapon manufacturing?

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Are you funding fracking and nuclear weapon manufacturing? 22nd May 2018 / United Kingdom By Josie Wexler – thecologist.org:  There is a significant risk *you* are inadvertently funding fracking, nuclear weapons manufacture and other unethical activities – if you have an account with any of the main banks in the UK. You probably have a...

Gegen Fracking: Piraten informieren in Bergedorf über Risiken in Verbindung mit Freihandelsabgommen TTIP

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Gegen Fracking: Piraten informieren in Bergedorf über Risiken in Verbindung mit Freihandelsabgommen TTIP Am 19. Mai fand die Informationsveranstaltung der PIRATEN Bergedorf zum Thema „Fracking, TTiP und CETA statt. Dr. Patrick Breyer, MdL Schleswig-Holstein, sprach in einem sehr gut besuchtem Vortrag mit anschließender, sehr angeregter Diskussion über die umstrittene Technik. Beim Fracking werden in Gesteinsschichten...

Power Trip: Fracking in the UK

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Power Trip: Fracking in the UK New movie on Fracking is on tour of England A new movie documenting the battle to stop the controversial energy extraction process known as ‘Fracking’ is on tour around England. Power Trip: Fracking in the UK (63 mins – 2018) is produced by Undercurrents productions and shows what happens...

Nicola Sturgeon asked if she misled Scottish Parliament on fracking ‘ban’

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When is a ban not a ban? The Telegraph quotes the SNP’s own website which currently states: “The Scottish Government has put in place a ban on fracking in Scotland – meaning fracking cannot and will not take place in Scotland.” Seems clear enough from the renewables-mad SNP – but read on… The Scottish Government’s...

Los alcaldes socialistas hacen un frente común contra el fracking

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Denuncian “el grave riesgo” que supondría para la agricultura Los alcaldes socialistas de Cieza, Caravaca de la Cruz y Calasparra, junto al vicesecretario general del PSRM y los diputados Jesús Navarro y Rafael González Tovar, se reunieron en Cieza junto a otros dirigentes socialistas para organizar una ofensiva contra el fracking. Aunque la Asamblea Regional...

Trump Administration proposes to sell protected land in Arizona for fracking

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The Trump Administration has announced a proposal to sell 4,200 acres of public, protected land in northern Arizona for oil and gas development. The area in question crosses the Little Colorado River and is located only three miles from Petrified Forest National Park. It also is close to the habitat for the Little Colorado spinedace,...

Ministers quizzed over plans to “streamline” fracking decisions – DRILL OR DROP?

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Planning guidance on fracking inquiry. Photo: Parliament TV Government ministers were questioned by MPs last night about their proposals to take fracking decisions out of local control and scrap the need for planning applications for exploration sites. Energy Minister, Claire Perry, and Local Government Minister, Dominic Raab, appeared last night before the Housing, Communities and...

Third Energy’s North Yorkshire fracking planning application cost £½m+ – MPs told – DRILL OR DROP?

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  Fracking Week in Parliament 2 The planning application by Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton cost North Yorkshire County Council more than £500,000, MPs were told this week. The council’s chief executive, Richard Flinton, told a select committee investigating planning guidance that local authorities did not have enough money to process fracking applications…...

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