BY RUTH HAYHURST ON MARCH 27, 2017
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 Blackpool
Monday 27 March 2017
Start of Reclaim the Power Break the Chain fortnight of direct action. Plans for the event say “groups across the country will use direct action to disrupt companies supplying services and materials to the fracking industry, aiming to pressure them into dropping contracts”. The first protest was announced at 8.14 when two activists from Bristol Tide Rising, suspended by swings, blocked lorry access to the Armstrong Aggregates quarry at Camforth. Break the Chain continues until Monday 10 April 2017.
Happy Monday maracas player, Bez, visits Blackpool & Fylde Community Protection Camp (FY4 5LU) at about 10am, then on to New Hope Community Action Camp (FY4 5JR) and then the Preston New Road shale gas site (PR4 3PH).
Tuesday 28 March 2017
Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, The Regent Weatherspoon’s pub, Diamond Avenue, Kingsway, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7BQ.
Frack Free Mansfield Meeting, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Rosemary Street, Mansfield NG19 6AB.
Wednesday 29 March 2017
UK onshore oil and gas: Policy, planning and future developments conference. Confirmed speakers include: Ken Cronin, UKOOG; Andrew Mullaney, Lancashire County Council; Jonathan Smith, Nottinghamshire County Council; Mark Hill, North York Moors National Park; Sue Manns, Pegasus, Sean McFadynen, EESSA; Tony Smith, Peel Gas and Oil; Tony Almond, HSE; Mark Ellis-Jones, EA; Jim Marshall, Water UK; Gemma James, Environmental Issues; Kevin Hollinrake MP; Neil Rowley, National Grid; Peter Styles, Keele University; Nick Riley, Carboniferous. 8.30am-5pm, city centre venue in Birmingham. Details DrillOrDrop requested a press pass for this event but the organisers were unable to provide one. If anyone is attending and would like to report on the presentations please get in touch
Angus Energy annual general meeting, 10.00 a.m. at the offices of Fladgate LLP, 16 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DG.
Dronfield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Gosforth Lodge Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP.
Thursday 30 March 2017
Publication of government statistics on greenhouse gas emissions and energy trends and prices. 9.30am, gov.uk website.
Closing date for comments on planning application PA/2017/268 by Egdon Resources to vary condition 24 of MIN/2013/0281 to allow the retention of the Wressle well site for a further 12 months.
Friday 31 March 2017
Final date for Nottinghamshire County Council to finalise legal agreement required for planning consent for IGas application to drill for shale gas at Springs Road, Misson.
Flying high to finish fracking. Parachute jump to raise money for Geza Frackman legal challenge. 10.30am-1.30pm, Suffolk.
Energy, democracy and the challenge of fracking. Panel debate at Global Green Congress, Liverpool ACC Conference Centre, Albert Dock, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3
Saturday 1 April 2017
Community meeting for local anti-fracking campaigners, 12 noon, Kirby Misperton Protect Camp.
Sunday 2 April 2017
Fossil Free training tour, public action and media training, organised by 350.org and People & Planet.12 noon-5pm, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TG. Details
Screening of H2Oil, 7pm, The Boileroom, 13 Stokefields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS.