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RAG NEWSLETTER APRIL 2019

Welcome to our April Newsletter

This month:

RAG AGM
Green Monday Speakers
Resignation of the Shale Gas Commissioner
Cuadrilla at Preston New Road
Appeal against Ineos Injunction Succeeds
Third Energy Sold Off
Greta Thunberg
Green Gas
Back to Back Shale Gas Development
News in Brief
A Good Read

AGM Chair’s Address in Full

 

NEWSLETTER

 

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RAG AGM AGENDA

ROSEACRE AWARENESS GROUP

AGM – 25TH APRIL 2019

7.30.PM AT THE DERBY ARMS, TREALES

 

AGENDA

 

 

  1. Welcome
  2. Introduction & Apologies
  3. Chair’s address
  4. Financial Report
  5. Election of Officers & confirmation of Constitution
  6. Decision re future of RAG
  7. Open Forum
  8. Date of next AGM
  9. Date of next RAG meeting

INEOS dossier of social media posts and video used to support protest injunction

WITH THANKS TO DRILL OR DROP
The UK’s biggest shale company has collected hundreds of Facebook posts and tweets, running to more than 1,300 pages, in support of its injunction against anti-fracking protests.
INEOS Shale gave details of some of the posts and messages at a hearing at the High Court today. It was seeking to continue the injunction first granted at a private hearing in July.

 

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Uncovered Documents Reveal MSNBC Show Worked to Promote Fracking

The documents, obtained from Oklahoma State University (OSU), relate to the filming of an episode of The Dylan Ratigan Show on the OSU campus in April 2011. The episode came two and a half years before the network announced in late-2013 that its website would run native advertisements (content that looks like original news) on behalf of fracking lobbying group America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA). ANGA is now part of the American Petroleum Institute (API).

 

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Cuadrilla’s Appeal Information

CUADRILLA BOWLAND LTD & CUADRILLA ELSWICK LTD               PUBLIC INQUIRY.

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (INQUIRIES PROCEDURE) (ENGLAND) RULES 2000

PROPOSED SHALE GAS EXPLORATION WORKS AT PRESTON NEW ROAD AND ROSEACRE WOOD AND RELATED MONITORING WORKS

APP/Q2371/W/15/31340923, APP/Q2371/W/15/3130924, APP/Q2371/W/15/3134385, APP/Q2371/W/15/3134386

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** UPDATED NEWS**

Core Documents and Proofs of Evidence now available (Scroll to the bottom of the page)

Core Documents and Proofs of Evidence can now be bulk downloaded (Scroll to the bottom of the page)

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The Inquiry commences on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at Blackpool Football Club Hotel & Conference Centre, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 5JJ. It is expected to last for approximately 20 days.

The Inspector Wendy McKay LLB, Solicitor (non-practising) has been appointed by the Secretary of State to report to him with recommendations.

Yvonne Parker is the Programme Officer for the Inquiry and she is an impartial officer who works to the instructions of the Inspector. Her details are at the bottom of the page.

A Pre-Inquiry meeting was held at the Football Club on Thursday 19 November 2016. You can read the notes from that meeting here

The sessions for the Interested Persons will be held on:

Wednesday 17 February from 6.30pm to 9.30pm for the Roseacre Wood appeals; Thursday 25 February 2016 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm for the Preston New Road appeals and Tuesday 10 March from 11am to 5.30pm for all appeals.

Those who wish to speak at any of these sessions should give their name, address including postcode and the day/evening that they wish to speak by Wednesday 10 February 2016 . Using the following email address:

appealsinquiry@virginmedia.com.

This email address is ONLY for parties to register their request to speak.

The Programme will be posted when it is available but can change frequently so please keep in touch with the Programme Officer to check on progress.

The Programme can be downloaded here (coming soon)

The Core Documents list with links can be downloaded

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The Core Documents list can be downloaded

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The Proofs of Evidence and Inquiry Documents with links can be downloaded

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The Proofs of Evidence and Inquiry Documents can be downloaded

Update on Lancashire fracking appeals and judicial review

RAG, which opposed both applications, has argued that “there is no credible need” for the monitors because the fracking application had been refused. In seeking a judicial review, it said:

“Win or lose, the hearing demonstrates the importance of the principle that littering the Fylde with unnecessary industrial paraphernalia cannot be allowed”.

“It is certain that this High Court hearing will not be the end of an opposition which will never go away”.

 

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