Why we now need sustained public protests against fracking-Yorkshire Post

 

Clearly anti-fracking campaigners were right: UKOOG intends to industrialise the rural landscape and degrade communities on a massive 
scale. With climate breakdown already happening (record UK February temperatures, rain in February in Greenland, violent storms in southern Europe and the US), it is astonishing that corporate behemoths have the gall to push ahead with more fossil fuel extraction.

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The Grandmas Fighting Fracking One Dance Party at a Time

 

The Nanas attracted national attention in August of 2014 when they peacefully occupied the Preston New Road site, back when Cuadrilla was eyeing the field for potential gas exploration. After creeping through the hedges and climbing over the shale company’s gates at 4AM, the group asserted squatters rights under Section Six of the UK Criminal Law Act 1977. Much to Cuadrilla’s frustration, they stood their ground for three weeks.

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Westminster anti-fracking rally

A rally, organised by Bolsover Against Fracking, at Parliament Square heard from the town’s MP, Dennis Skinner and Labour’s energy spokesperson, Rebecca Long Bailey.

Local campaigners called for action against the threat of climate change and the operations of shale gas companies.

The rally coincided with the opening day of an appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice brought by Joe Corre and Joe Boyd against the Ineos injunctions on anti-fracking protests.

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Events diary – March 2019 and beyond & March 2019 drilling headlines

WITH THANKS TO DRILL AND DROP

Top headlines this month

  • Cuadrilla’s fracking site released climate changing methane into the atmosphere during well tests

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Events in March 2019 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning

  • Court of Appeal hearing on Ineos protest injunctions
  • Continuing public inquiry into IGas plans for well testing at Ellesmere Port
  • Pro-democracy and anti-fracking rally
  • Regional strategy meeting for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands
  • Frack Free Ryedale fundraisers
  • Plus meetings, marches, rallies

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‘Concerning’ leaks of climate-changing methane gas reported at fracking site

Methane leaks at a fracking site near Blackpool have raised concerns about the capacity of the industry to produce gas without harming the environment.

Cuadrilla reported four spikes in methane above levels set by authorities since it began its controversial operation in October.

 

The largest event saw concentrations of the climate-warming gas rise to around 15 times higher than normal background levels.

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