Third Energy appoints new directors –opponents say the company is “unfolding new deckchairs on the Titanic”Third Energy appoints new directors –opponents say the company is “unfolding new deckchairs on the Titanic”

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 The fracking company, Third Energy Onshore Ltd, announced today it had appointed Keith Cochrane as its non-executive chairman.   He was formerly chief executive of the international engineering company, Weir Group, and is … Read More

What’s happening this week? 7-13 August 2017

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  BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 7, 2017  In this week’s listings: Lancashire fracking protest court hearing;   Don’t Drill The Weald rally;   Comment deadline on planning applications;   Premier and screenings of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power; … Read More

What’s happening this week? 24-30 July 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON JULY 23, 2017 What’s happening this week? 24-30 July 2017 Monday 24 July 2017 What is fracking? Talk by John Cossham FRSA, campaigner, sustainability activist and entertainer, hosted by York Skeptics, The Phoenix Inn, 75 George Street, … Read More

What’s happening this week? 10-16 July 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON JULY 9, 2017 What’s happening this week? 10-16 July 2017 In this week’s listings: Divestment and green jobs rally at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road siteAngus Energy conference callContinuing direct action against Cuadrilla’s fracking plansCake at the Gate … Read More

What’s happening this week? 12-18 June 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON JUNE 11, 2017 https://drillordrop.com/2017/06/11/whats-happening-this-week-12-18-june-2017/#more-45734 In this week’s listings: Launch of local Medact group in Yorkshire Final UK screenings of The Bentley Effect Planning meetings Fundraiser Monday 12 June 2017 Let’s get fracking serious: planning meeting in … Read More

What’s happening this week? 5-11 June 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON JUNE 4, 2017 https://drillordrop.com/2017/06/04/whats-happening-this-week-5-11-june-2017/#more-45215 In this week’s events listing: UK book launch of Frackopoly More screenings of The Bentley Effect Oil and gas conferences Anti-drilling direct action training workshops Fracking information meetings Oxford Geology Group lecture … Read More

Drilling diary – June 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON MAY 31, 2017 https://drillordrop.com/2017/05/31/drilling-diary-june-2017/#more-44900 60+ events in June about fracking and onshore oil and gas, including five direct action training sessions, nine screenings of The Bentley Effect documentary and the UK launch of Frackopoly. Plus meetings, … Read More

Drilling diary – May 2017

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by Ruth Hayhurst  Monday 1 May 2017 Frack Free Ryedale pop up shop and tea party, 10.30am-4pm, Oldfield Cottage, Brookside, Hovingham YO62 4IG. Frack Free Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw Against Fracking stall at the annual Retford Charter Day. Retford town centre, … Read More

Supply in Demand

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Business representatives have admitted concern after anti-fracking campaigners expressed confidence that a week of direct action against companies supplying Cuadrilla could help block the controversial industry in Lancashire. National social and climate justice group Reclaim the Power has joined forces … Read More

Drilling Diary – April 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON MARCH 31, 2017 60+ events in April 2017 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including a new tour for the play Fracked!, starring James Bolam and Anne Reid, plus opposition to Barclays’ support for … Read More

Recycling accolade for KM Protection Camp

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Letter in todays Yorkshire Post Proud of camp members acting for community From: Terry Walls, Yorkshire Party member, Driffield. Christopher Pickles letter (The Yorkshire Post, March 16) made some powerful points in response to Lord Ridley’s letter. The Yorkshire Party … Read More

What’s happening this week? 20-26 March 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON MARCH 19, 2017 https://drillordrop.com/2017/03/19/whats-happening-this-week-20-26-march-2017/#more-40945 Nottinghamshire County Council considers IGas shale gas plans for Tinker Lane Europa’s plans for oil exploration near Leith Hill on the agenda at Surrey County Council Leeds debate on fracking Plus deadlines, … Read More

Walking the No Fracking Way

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 DETAILS OF THE WALK FROM KIRBY MISPERTON, YORKSHIRE, TO PRESTON NEW ROAD, LANCASHIRE                                     Media Release: “NO FRACKING WAY” WALK Greens will march from … Read More

Frack Free Dee: pop up at Morgans

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D Morgan plc of Ellesmere Port are supplying plant hire to the Cuadrilla fracking site at Preston New Rd, Lancashire. In response to this, some local residents from Ellesmere Port have previously held ‘pop up protests’ out side their office … Read More

Drilling Diary – March 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON MARCH 1, 2017 https://drillordrop.com/2017/03/01/drilling-diary-march-2017/ 50+ events in March 2017 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including two statutory challenges against the government approval of fracking at Preston New Road, plus the start of a … Read More

Say NO to Fracking in Lancashire

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Watch this wonderful video from Friends of the Earth. Local people expressing their fear of fracking, their love of Lancashire and the reasons they feel they must attend the Rally at Preston New Road.

Don’t Frack Lancs Rally 25th Feb

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by Barbara Richardson Thank you to all who came to the ‘Don’t Frack Lancs’ rally yesterday. It was a great success. So many lovely people there. It was inspirational. Lots of fab photos on our, Frack Free Lancashire, and other … Read More

What’s happening this week? 20-26 February 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON FEBRUARY 19, 2017 In this week’s listings: National anti-fracking rally, Preston New Road, Lancashire Meet the Regulators drop-in event, Doncaster Mardi Gras procession for Bury Hill Wood, Surrey Anti-fracking march, Mosborough, nr Sheffield Keep it in … Read More

Government guidance on fracking consent

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON FEBRUARY 15, 2017 The government published information today on what shale gas companies need to do to get final go-ahead to frack. As well as securing planning permission and environmental permits, companies must meet a set … Read More

Don’t Frack Lancs – National Rally

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On Saturday 25th February there is a national rally starting at 11.00am at Maple Farm Nursery on Preston New Road (A583) which we need everyone to get to if at all possible. It replaces our usual Solidarity Saturday event. Please … Read More

What’s happening this week? 13-19 February 2017

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by Drill or Drop In this week’s listings: Launch of Frack Free United lobby group against the fracking industry Two exhibitions about industrial sand extraction in Cheshire European Parliament vote Continuing protests at Preston New Road, Lancashire Plus deadlines, meetings, … Read More

Who wants to drill where? February 2017 update

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by Drill or Drop Cuadrilla Cuadrilla began work on 5 January 2017 at this site, after receiving planning permission from the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, for drilling, fracking, testing and a monitoring scheme at this site. His decision, announced on … Read More

Radon Monitoring

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Public Health England (PHE) gave details of its recent proposals to monitor for the radioactive gas, radon, in the air and homes around Preston New Road. (See DrillOrDrop report) The organisation told residents it was now working on the arrangements … Read More

Residents Demand Stricter Monitoring

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Residents demand stricter monitoring of Cuadrilla’s fracking site BY RUTH HAYHURST ON FEBRUARY 2, 2017 Residents living near Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire have called for tougher action from the authorities. At a meeting yesterday there were complaints that regulation … Read More

Rural Tourism in England Enquiry

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Commons Select Committee is running a consultation on ‘the role of tourism supporting rural growth in England.‘ The inquiry will look into a number of matters relating to supporting rural growth. You can … Read More

Fracking Prospect Causes Stress

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August 31st 2016 Lancashire fracking prospect causes stress, suspicion and fractured communities – new research The prospect of fracking for shale gas in Lancashire has already had a profound effect on local people, according to new research.WP_20160224_160 (2) A study … Read More

Permanent Ban

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August 31st 2016 In a national first, the Andrews Labour Government today announced a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in Victoria, including hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and coal seam gas. The permanent legislative ban, … Read More