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“It’s up to farmers to put a stop to fracking” – rally at N Yorks shale gas site (Tue, 26 Sep 2017)
Farmers were urged at a rally in North Yorkshire this morning to deny fracking companies access to their land. Sheep farmer, Matthew Trevelyan, told anti-fracking campaigners outside Third Energy’s shale gas site at Kirby Misperton: “As farmers and growers, we are the guardians of this land and it […]
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Updated: Anti-fracking camp relocates from Derbyshire drilling depot (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Campaigners against fracking who established a camp outside a drilling supply company in Derbyshire have relocated. The camp, at Danesmoor near Clay Cross, was set up three months ago in protest at the activities of Marriotts Drilling Ltd. The company has been supplying Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston […]
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First lock-on at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton fracking site sees “Bat girls” blockade entrance for 12 hours (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Four women wearing bat costumes locked themselves to containers of concrete this morning outside Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. They called on the company to stop its operations at the site because of the presence of bats, a protected species. The women arrived […]
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What’s happening this week? 25 September-1 October 2017 (Sun, 24 Sep 2017)
In this week’s listings Fracking exhibitions by INEOS and opposition groups in Woodsetts; Rallies at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site with Baroness Jones and union leaders; Fracking public meetings in Blackpool, Brighton and Ellesmere Port; Anti-fracking protest at the Conservative Party Conference. Plus film screenings, meetings and conferences. […]
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Protest update: 18-24 September 2017 (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)
In this week’s update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: MPs and party leaders visit Preston New Road protests; Arrests and charges at Kirby Misperton; Pop-up protests at Third Energy suppliers. This post will be updated throughout the week. Please let us know about news […]
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Angus plans electricity generation at Brockham site (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
Angus Energy told investors this morning it was seeking the go-ahead for on-site power generation at its Brockham oil site in Surrey. The company said in a statement it had included the proposal in changes to an addendum to its Field Development Plan, submitted to the Oil & […]
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Landowners accuse government of “major failing” over liability for fracking (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
Landowners are demanding speedy action from the government about who should deal with the consequences if something goes wrong with fracking. The Country Land & Business Association (CLA), which represents farmers, landowners and rural businesses, says the government has not made sufficient progress to tackle the risks of […]
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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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