Open Letter from Lancashire Councillors to The Times on Fracking Francis Egan

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The following letter was published as a shorter version in The Times Letters on 20 Janaury 2019, in response to an with Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla Resources Ltd, dated 13 January 2019. Dear Sir, We write in response to The Times interview with Francis Egan, CEO of fracking company Cuadrilla, on 13 January 2019....

Live news updates: N Yorks debates fracking buffer zones – DRILL OR DROP?

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Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton fracking site in North Yorkshire. Photo: Claire Head This post has live updates from a meeting in North Yorkshire which could shape planning policy on fracking across the UK. It will discuss whether there should be a local definition of fracking and 500m buffer zones between shale gas sites and homes....

Greater Manchester tells fracking firms they are not welcome | Environment | The Guardian

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Greater Manchester will effectively ban fracking as part of its effort to become carbon neutral by 2038, in a setback for the controversial industry. The region’s mayor, Andy Burnham, said the combined authority would put planning measures in place that create “a presumption” against fracking for shale gas. “It’s about embracing the future, not the...

5 reasons why Britain won’t ever have a fracking boom

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The British government are committed to fracking for gas in England. At the last count only 15% of people were in favour of fracking, but the decision has been made, whether there is support for it or not. I’m enough of a realist to recognise that Britain will be using gas for many years yet....

Fracking in 2018: Another Year of Pretending to Make Money – Resilience

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2018 was the year the oil and gas industry promised that its darling, the shale fracking revolution, would stop focusing on endless production and instead turn a profit for its investors. But as the year winds to a close, it’s clear that hasn’t happened. Instead, the fracking industry has helped set new records for U.S. oil production while continuing to lose...

Rhiannon Adam: Fracking in the UK #3

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For Fractured Stories, a British Journal of Photography commission supported by Ecotricity, Rhiannon Adam spent four months immersed in the fracking debate. A series of editorials published on BJP-online tell the stories of the individuals she encountered. A number of images are corrupted with a constituent chemical of frack-fluid, alluding to the potential environmental impacts...

Claire Perry rejects Cuadrilla calls to relax fracking tremor rules

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Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has rejected calls from Cuadrilla to relax seismic activity regulations which have hampered the fracking firm’s attempts to drill at its site near Blackpool, it has emerged. In a strongly-worded letter to Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan last year, Perry reaffirmed the government’s support for the existing ‘traffic...

More experts have piled on the government over fracking | The Canary

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The Conservative government’s claims over the ‘need’ for fracking are looking a lot like hot air. This is because an energy industry publication and experts have just pulled them apart. Power Technology says it is “one of the leading titles covering the global energy industry”. It recently ran an article called Does the UK really...

Manchester draws up plans for a ban on fracking – Blackpool Gazette

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One of the country’s largest combined authorities will lay out plans to ban fracking in a new green strategy. Greater Manchester’s 10 local authorities will put a “presumption” in planning laws against allowing the technique to be used to extract shale gas, mayor Andy Burnham told The Guardian. The measures will be included in a...

Ridgefield fracking waste ban draws public’s support – NewsTimes

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Resident Michael Garguilo raises his hand to speak during Saturday’s public hearing on fracking waste in Ridgefield. Resident Michael Garguilo raises his hand to speak during Saturday’s public hearing on fracking waste in Ridgefield. Resident Michael Garguilo raises his hand to speak during Saturday’s public hearing on fracking waste in Ridgefield. Resident Michael Garguilo raises...

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