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TO FRACK OR NOT TO FRACK!!

The Conservatives have been accused of harbouring ambitions to resurrect the fracking industry if they win the general election.

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A document, a response to a consultation on fracking, was published mere days after the government announced a ban on drilling on November 2. It reads that “future applications [for fracking] will be considered on their own merits,” 

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This is a temporary stop so be vigilant, ready to act if fracking starts again.

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Fracking: how the police response is threatening the right to protest

Our first studyof protests at Barton Moss in Salford, Greater Manchester, identified serious issues with the nature of the police operation, highlighting protesters’ routine experience of police violence.

We have since visited protest sites across England – in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Sussex and Surrey. At these sites, we observed the protests and their policing, and conducted in-depth interviews with protesters. We have just published a national study based on this research.

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Drill down and it’s obvious: the fracking debate was lost long ago

Five years ago this week, George Osborne as chancellor announced a scheme to place tax revenues from shale gas fracking in Lancashire and Cheshire into a ‘sovereign wealth fund for the north of England’. Soon after that, a leaked memo revealed him urging fellow ministers to intervene with planning authorities to fast-track fracking proposals and in particular to help Cuadrilla

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A J Lucas raises funds for PNR frack site – and the prospect of 72 wells drilled from single pad

The Australian mining group is seeking to raise $46.3m in a share offer. The money will be used to fund its contribution to future operations at Preston New Road and to repay a loan from Kerogen.

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This week’s poll: fracking moratorium [THE ENGINEER]

Latest results so far of THE ENGINEER’S Poll.

What are your feelings about the announcement of a moratorium on fracking for shale gas because of concerns over its effect on seismic activity?

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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97%+ rejected government plans to fast-track fracking

 

The government has revealed there was overwhelming opposition to its plans – now shelved – to speed up development of the shale gas industry.

Results of a public consultation published this morning show that 97.5% opposed a proposal to class exploratory drilling for shale gas as permitted development, avoiding the need for a full planning application.

98% opposed a parallel idea to treat major fracking production sites as National Significant Infrastructure Projects, bypassing decisions by councils. Only 1% of participants supported this proposal.

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Fracking, is there a ban or a moratorium or a tempory halt?

CONTRAVERSIAL fracking will no longer be allowed because of new scientific analysis, the Government has said.

Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom said: “It is clear that we cannot rule out future unacceptable impacts on the local community and for this reason, I have concluded that we should put a moratorium on fracking in England with immediate effect.”

Hours after announcing the moratorium she affirmed that shale gas remained a “huge opportunity” for the UK as long as it could be extracted safely”.
 
There must be an election in the offing methinks!! 
 

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