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NEW HORIZONS A talk by Marianne Birkby

How do United Utilities priorities our drinking water? Who gets the first guarantee of fresh clean drinking water? industry or us?

Monday 24th September, 7.30pm…. come along to New Horizons  St Albans Road St Anne’s  FY8 1XD and listen to the very knowledgable Marianne Birkby . Remember we live in the Bermuda Triangle of the Fylde….. Springfield nuclear site, Preston new road fracking site and gas storage under the River Wyre.

 

COME AND JOIN US

Every Wednesday Maple Farm to The PNR Site.

THE WHITE WALK

Around 10.30 depart Maple Farm, leisurely walk to the site.

15 Minutes Silence followed by singing and dancing. See below one example of the type of songs.

ALL WELCOME

Ministerial Campaign

 
Dear Roseacre Awareness Group folk
 
I’m sure you’ll already be aware of the government’s recent announcement of their proposal to reclassify many aspects of the fracking process as permitted development – a category designed for minor home improvements. The proposal stands to give the green light to fracking companies all over the country. 
 
A campaign is building now to persuade ministers to drop the proposal. We think this is winnable but it will take all of us campaigning hard in our localities to head off the threat. A few groups have come together to kick start the campaign and support local groups like yours to carry the fight. The government is running a consultation on the proposal over the summer, for 3 months from mid July, and the plan is to get campaign activity going around the country to coincide with the start of that consultation with a launch week w/c 23rd July.
 
The fight will really be won though by local groups and individuals coming together to fight this proposal. The aim is to galvanise a broad movement across traditional political divides with two main aims:
  • Persuade key local elected representatives – MPs, councillors and council leaders – to speak out publicly on the issue, and to apply pressure privately to ministers to drop the proposal. 
  • Develop and sustain a high profile local public campaign to demonstrate overwhelming public opposition to this plan. 
 
Many people are outraged by the assault on local democracy that this proposal represents, as well as the fracking threat, and the campaign offers a great chance for groups to do outreach locally and bring new people into the campaign. 
 
I’m attaching a campaign briefing with this email that offers some more information about the campaign. Other resources to support individuals and groups will become available soon. It would be great to have a chat about what is or could happen in your area, and to keep in touch with how the campaign develops where you are. My number is 07914 762941 or of course you can contact me on this email. If you’re happy to share contact details please do as that will help us to keep in touch and connect you with others interested to get involved in your area.
 
There is a campaign webinar planned for Monday 16th July for anyone interested in the campaign to share inspiration and support, and I’ll send through details of this as soon as I have them. In the meantime, check out the campaign website www.letcommunitiesdecide.org which will also be home to campaign resources as they become available. If you would be able to include the campaign and website on the RAG website that would be great too – thanks!
 
Best wishes
Sebastian Kelly

INQUIRY Day 3

Key points from today’s hearing

  • 14,775 HGV movements expected at Roseacre Wood, assuming surface water is treated on site and not tankered off – 2,483 more movements than previously estimated
  • Lancashire County Council says there have been 248 right-hand turn breaches of the traffic management plan at Preston New Road; Cuadrilla say there have been 8
  • Environment Agency issues draft permit for water treatment at Preston New Road today, Cuadrilla says
  • Convoys to Preston New Road are causing local alarm and fear, inquiry told
  • Cuadrilla admits the Preston New Road programme overran and traffic numbers were underestimated
  • Cuadrilla says protests were one – but not the only – factor behind the overrun at Preston New Road 
  • Cuadrilla confirms protests are one reason behind its new proposal for three lorry routes to the Roseacre Wood site
  • Extra routes give flexibility, the company says
  • The 2016 inspector was wrong to conclude the Hand and Dagger junction was unsafe for fracking lorries, says Cuadrilla’s traffic expert
  • Large lorries need to drive on the wrong side of the road at key junctions and bends, says RAG
  • Highways England not satisfied about use of A585 junction by Cuadrilla lorries, says RAG
  • Cuadrilla dismisses Arup’s reasons for rejecting it proposed new re
  • Most aggregates for fracking sites come from quarries or suppliers in the Lake District
  • Cuadrilla’s technical director says anti-fracking protests will reduce when shale gas industry develops

 

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UK Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDLS) IN THE UK

A UK Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) allows a company to pursue a range of oil and gas exploration activities, subject to necessary drilling/development consents and planning permission. There are currently 230 onshore licences, covering 529 blocks. The 14th Licensing Round was announced on the 17th of December 2015 with the award of 159 new blocks under 93 new licences.

Around 2,000 wells have now been drilled in the UK, with about 10% of them having been hydraulically fractured. There are currently around 120 sites with 250 operating wells producing between 20,000 and 25,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of produced water is disposed of safely under permits from the EA and SEPA.

Web based map showing Oil and Gas Authority onshore data

INTERACTIVE MAP

 

 

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The Truth Behind The Dash For Gas 2014

Documentary lifting the lid on fracking spin, investigating environmental and health issues associated with fracking in Australia, the US, and Lancashire and UK Methane’s plans to drill near drinking water sources in Somerset. If you want to help finish this documentary, please click marcojackson then ‘Donate’. Any contribution gratefully received.
Yes it is an old one, but well worth another look.
 
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