What’s happening this week? 11-17 December 2017

In this week’s listings:

  • Pop-up protest outside Lancashire County Council;
  • Committee discusses latest Cuadrilla proposals for Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood;
  • Europa Oil & Gas annual general meeting;
  • Fundraising Winter Wonderland in Woodsetts;
  • Christmas market outside Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton.

Plus Christmas socials and fundraisers, meetings, information events and talks.

By Ruth @ Drill  or Drop

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Newly disclosed data shows need for inquiry into fracking

News has surfaced of an “internal” report written by OGC staff and hidden from the public for four years. The report identifies nearly 50 gas wells where methane was verified as “migrating” from fracked wells and possibly 900 well sites where gas might be migrating. The report warns that migrating, or escaping gas, could “enter potable water aquifers and cause groundwater contamination.”

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2017 – Help us build a year in pictures

DrillOrDrop needs your help to find the best images of 2017 that tell the story of fracking and onshore oil and gas. 

There have been many memorable images this year. We particularly liked:

  • The line of cows walking in the field in front of the rig at Preston New Road
  • The face-to-face confrontation between a police officer and a campaigner
  • A small child above a sea of high-vis jackets
  • A cheerful campaigner at Kirby Misperton in some of the first snows
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Drilling diary – December 2017

40+ events in December 2017 events about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including:

  • Debate between INEOS and Eckington Against Fracking;
  • Actions opposing Barclays Bank investment in Third Energy;
  • Anti-fracking march in Pickering;
  • Dalai Lama’s monks visit Preston New Road;
  • Council committee meetings;
  • Christmas social events.

Plus meetings, fundraisers, information events and  presentations.   

.RUTH HAYHURST ON DECEMBER 1, 2017

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