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IGas gives notice of application to test well at Ellesmere Port gas site (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
IGas has posted a notice that it will apply for planning permission to test the well at its Portside exploration site at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. The notice says IGas will seek consent to: Mobilise well test equipment, including a workover rig Carry out a workover of the […]
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“Yes to kale, no to shale” rally closes Cuadrilla’s fracking site (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
Campaigners from across the UK gathered outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool for a demonstration today in support of food growing and against fracking. The rally, with music, dancing, food and speeches, closed the Preston New Road site for most of the day. Fracking opponents came from […]
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Leith Hill oil drilling could trap people in homes and put lives at risk – opponents warn (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
  Objectors to plans to explore for oil near Leith Hill in Surrey have accused the county council of trying to “smuggle through” unworkable arrangements for traffic. The oil company, Europa, requires lorries delivering to the site at Bury Hill Wood to travel along Coldharbour Lane, which in […]
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INEOS accused of “sabre-rattling” as it warns National Trust of legal action over fracking surveys (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
INEOS Shale sent the National Trust a pre-action legal letter yesterday warning of court action over access to land in Nottinghamshire. The company wants to carry out seismic testing as part of its exploration for shale gas in the East Midlands. The Trust has refused to give INEOS […]
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Restore balance between rights of protesters and drilling companies – MEP    (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
The Green Party’s MEP for south east England has called for review of guidance given to police at anti-drilling protests in Sussex. Keith Taylor was speaking after officers prevented a campaigner carrying out a so-called slow-walking protest at UK Oil & Gas’s Broadford Bridge oil exploration site near […]
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Broadford Bridge: New oil zone reported and UKOG responds to opponents (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
A previously unidentified oil-bearing zone has been found in Kimmeridge Limestone at Broadford Bridge, it was reported yesterday. UK Oil and Gas Investments, the company behind the West Sussex exploration site, said the new zone extends the possible thickness of what it calls the Kimmeridge continuous oil deposit […]
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Protest police remove arm tube as TV reporter demonstrates anti-fracking lock-on (Thu, 20 Jul 2017)
Police outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool got suspicious this morning when a TV reporter appeared to be putting his arm in a tube used by anti-fracking campaigners for lock-on protests. The journalist, from Sky TV, said he wanted to demonstrate how campaigners had blocked […]
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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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