Early morning return of Cuadrilla’s fracking equipment prompts local complaints

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Fracking equipment entering Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site early on 16 July 2019. Photo: Ros Wills A convoy of 26 vehicles delivered fracking equipment to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool at about 4.45am today.  The company said it opted for an early morning delivery to “minimise disruption for everyone using Preston New...

Why the words ‘ban fracking’ will define the next election as environmentalists mobilise in Yorkshire – Steve Mason – Yorkshire Post

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BAN Fracking. These are the words that should be on the lips of every environmental activist, campaigner and politician in the UK. If fracking gets a foothold, our commitment to a fossil fuel-dependent economy will be sealed for decades. If that happens, the UK can kiss all climate change targets goodbye. It is now crystal...

Community group challenges Cuadrilla’s view of geology at fracking site

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Map of faults near PNR2. Extract from Cuadrilla’s hydraulic fracturing plan for PNR2, 17 June 2019. People living near Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site have said there are “serious and fundamental errors” in the company’s interpretation of local geology. Preston New Road Action Group, which opposes operations at the site near Blackpool, has sent a lawyer’s...

California governor criticizes increase in fracking permits | National Observer

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday he wants to move the nation’s most populous state away from hydraulic fracturing, a day after he fired the state’s top oil and gas regulator for issuing twice as many fracking permits this year compared to last. “I don’t think anyone that was paying attention, including the individual that’s...

USA: Fracking Boom in Texas – ARTE Reportage | ARTE in English

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The town of Cotulla was in one of the poorest regions of Texas until 2010 when the fracking boom hit. With the discovery of oil and shale gas poor ranchers became millionaires and local people profited by renting out their homes and land to the influx of new workers. But not everyone has benefitted from...

Cuadrilla plans to resume fracking in Lancashire

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Cuadrilla has announced it plans to resume fracking at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire later this year. It repeatedly halted operations last year as a result of minor tremors, or seismic events, The company intends to restart hydraulic fracturing and test equipment in the third quarter of 2019 and subject to all regulatory...

Earthquake ‘sends desks sliding across office in Fleetwood’ – but it WASN’T fracking – Lancashire Evening Post

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What is Fracking? – Opinions & Trends – Channels – Explania – Animated Explanations

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This animation explains the environmental concerns about the underground drilling process and other findings of an investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling. This content was originally published here.

California governor criticizes increase in fracking permits | MarketBeat.com

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Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his decision to fire state Oil and Gas Supervisor Ken Harris while talking with reporter’s at his office in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, July 12, 2019. Newsom said he fired Harris, Thursday, July 11, 2019, because he did not “exercise consistency” with the governor’s opposition to hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SACRAMENTO,...

La Buhardilla 2.0 Pograma 125: El fracking con @nchazarra

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Nueva entrega de La Buhardilla 2.o.  El contenido es el siguiente: Por tanto, y a pesar de la entrañable carta que el propio Plutón envió a Laura Morrón para ser publicada en Los Mundos de Brana. La nueva pregunta, la #pregunta125 es sencilla, directa y al grano…¿Biología o Geología? Como siempre damos las gracias a...

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