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Council allows night-time deliveries at Cuadrilla’s fracking site – residents say it’s a “dilution of conditions” (Wed, 13 Dec 2017)
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has been given the go-ahead for round-the-clock deliveries at its fracking site near Blackpool. Lancashire County Council’s development control committee voted narrowly in favour of a change to a planning condition at the Preston New Road site. This is the second alteration to […]
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Two INEOS appeals to be heard at public inquiries (Wed, 13 Dec 2017)
Appeals by INEOS over two shale gas planning applications are to be heard at public inquiries. The company said its proposals for exploration wells in the villages of Marsh Lane, Derbyshire, and Harthill, south Yorkshire, had not been decided within a reasonable time. It is appealing against non-determination. […]
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Rule change approved for Cuadrilla’s shale gas site despite fears of intensified fracking (Tue, 12 Dec 2017)
Cuadrilla has been allowed to change controls on fracking and flaring at its shale gas site near Blackpool. The Environment Agency announced yesterday that it had approved variations to the environmental permit on the volume of fracking fluid and the duration of flaring. Friends of the Earth has […]
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Ministers questioned over Kirby Misperton fracking plans (Mon, 11 Dec 2017)
Fracking Week in Parliament MPs have questioned ministers in three departments over plans for fracking at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. Third Energy, the company behind the plans, said in early November it was ready to frack the KM8 well. It has since been waiting for final approval […]
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Fracking companies feature on new “climate disinformation database” (Mon, 11 Dec 2017)
Two shale gas companies and their executives are on a database launched today which aims to reveal lobbying in favour of fossil fuels and against climate change action. The database, from the website DeSmog UK, is designed to be a live log of activities and actions by key […]
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What’s happening this week? 11-17 December 2017 (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
In this week’s listings: Two-day oil and gas industry exhibition and conference Pop-up protest outside Lancashire County Council; Committee discusses latest Cuadrilla proposals for Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood; Europa Oil & Gas annual general meeting; Fundraising Winter Wonderland in Woodsetts; Christmas market outside Third Energy’s fracking […]
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Guest Post by Lee Petts: A view from the well pad (Sat, 09 Dec 2017)
Yesterday Cuadrilla held another virtual tour of its Preston New Road shale gas site for online viewers (DrillOrDrop report). Lee Petts, environmental consultant and managing director of Remsol, recently had a real visit to the operation. In this guest post, he gives his impressions of the site near […]
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Jun 6, 2017

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Jules Burton lives in Roseacre and is the 'concerned resident' who's taken Savid Javid to court over his decision to re-open the enquiry into Cuadrilla's application to frack at Roseacre Wood. In the light of the manifesto commitments on fracking he believe that now the only thing to stop it will be people power.

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