Protest weekly update:
30 January-5 February 2017
Judges in Manchester are to hear all three legal challenges to rulings by the Secretary of State over fracking in Lancashire.
The government had wanted all the cases to be decided at one hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
But DrillOrDrop understands they are now to be considered at the High Court in Manchester because they are regarded as cases of local importance.READ MORE
Dozens of Anti Fracking campaigners unite at the Spirit of Sport roundabout to protest about Horwich based company A E Yates taking part in building a fracking platform at the controversial Preston new road fracking site in little Plumpton, Lancashire.
Melbourne’s trams network will soon be powered by the first large-scale solar plant to be built in Victoria.
The solar plant, which will be completed by the end of 2018, is expected to be located in Victoria’s north-west.READ MORE
An unholy row has blown up over claims that the Church of England has given its support to fracking. The claims were made by shale support group Backing Fracking after a report into the emerging shale gas industry was drawn up by the Church’s Mission and Public Affairs Council and the Environment Working Group.READ MORE
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We have a variety of facades pumping out propaganda at a furious rate. When one gets exposed and becomes a liability (as did the North West Energy Task Force last year) it is simply replaced with a shiny new version, supported by the same PR company working for the same fracking company.
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With the fracking industry poised to attempt its largest assault on communities across the country to date, and what would be its most significant advance in this country since 2011 if not resisted, it seems an appropriate time to take a look back at what has led to this threat we are facing and examine what we are fighting for.
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