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Brockham oil site breached permit condition, document reveals (Tue, 28 Mar 2017)
Angus Energy’s Brockham oil site – currently in a dispute over planning permission – breached a condition of its environmental permit earlier this year, the Environment Agency has confirmed. A Freedom of Information response sent to a resident showed that Environment Agency staff recorded a permit breach after […]
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Protest update: 20 March-2 April 2017 (Mon, 27 Mar 2017)
In this update of protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Reclaim the Power’s Breaking the Chain protest at fracking supply companies Bez, of the Happy Mondays, visits Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site Cycle protest Lock-on at A E Yates This post will be updated with […]
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What’s happening this week? 27 March-2 April 2017 (Mon, 27 Mar 2017)
In this week’s listings: The start of Reclaim The Power’s Break the Chain fortnight of direct action against supply companies to the fracking industry UK onshore oil and gas: Policy, planning and future developments conference in Birmingham Angus Energy AGM Bez visits protection camps and Cuadrilla’s fracking site near […]
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Cuadrilla reveals details of tests on Balcombe oil well (Fri, 24 Mar 2017)
A month-long public consultation began today on regulation of Cuadrilla’s plans to test its exploratory oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex. The company is applying to the Environment Agency to make changes to its permit for the well, drilled during anti-fracking protests in July and August 2013. […]
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Third Energy investigates release from Kirby Misperton gas site after residents complain about “sickening” smell (Thu, 23 Mar 2017)
The company that wants to frack a well at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire has apologised to people living nearby about a smell from the site last week. Third Energy said today the smell was not a gas leak and it was investigating the cause. One resident described […]
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Speed limit cut outside Cuadrilla’s shale site welcomed by anti-fracking groups (Thu, 23 Mar 2017)
  Lancashire County Council has cut the speed limit on Preston New Road outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site amid concerns about the safety of protesters and motorists. The move follows a visit to the site by the council’s cabinet member for highways, as well as complaints that the 50mph […]
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More delay for Leith Hill oil site as minister rules on security fencing (Wed, 22 Mar 2017)
The Communities Secretary has ruled that plans for security fencing at Europa’s oil site near the Leith Hill beauty spot in Surrey need a detailed assessment of their impact on the environment. A planning application due to be considered by Surrey County Council this morning was taken off the […]
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