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“Right to protest under threat at Lancashire fracking site” – Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the shale gas company, Cuadrilla, to answer allegations of violence by security guards and staff against protesters at its site near Blackpool.

Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, hand-delivered a letter to Cuadrilla’s chief executive today expressing “grave concern” about two recent incidents.

Last week security staff allegedly punched an activist and were photographed holding him by the throat. On Monday a protester was hit by a van leaving the site.

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What’s happening this week? 10-16 July 2017

In this week’s listings:

  • Divestment and green jobs rally at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site
  • Angus Energy conference call
  • Continuing direct action against Cuadrilla’s fracking plans
  • Cake at the Gate gatherings at UKOG’s Broadford Bridge site
  • Campaign training sessions
  • Planning meetings

Diary events for the rest of July 2017 here. Please let us know (click hereif any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. With grateful thanks to Ruth at DrillorDrop

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Cuadrilla’s bid to change rules for Lancs shale gas site raises concerns about “intensified fracking”

The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is being urged to explain why it is seeking changes to the environmental permit for its site near Blackpool.The Environment Agency announced yesterday that Cuadrilla had applied to vary the permit for Preston New Road, where drilling is expected to start imminently.  The company wants to make changes to the maximum limit of fracture fluid that can be used and to the duration of flaring during initial well tests.

 

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Fracking Companies Hoped They’d Get Away With It

When Cuadrilla, Ineos and other fracking companies set their sights on turning the English countryside into major gas fields a few years ago, they were relying on the fact that this would stay mostly below the radar, and they could simply get on with getting the drills in and raking in profits.

Several years on, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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PNR 13 A Lock-on for Local People

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PNR 13 : Preston New Road Lock On 3.7.2017 <3Please share <3

Posted by Cheryl Atkinson on Sunday, 2 July 2017

LATEST DRONE PICS PRESTON NEW RD.

Preston New Road (A583) Cuadrilla, Lancashire UK – taken Sunday 2nd July 2017

Posted by Frack Free Creators – Knitting Nannas Lancashire on Sunday, 2 July 2017