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.
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!
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
In this week’s listings:
- Robin Hood Vs Fracking lantern parade in Bolsover;
- Amelia Womack speaking at Preston New Road;
- INEOS, Fracking and You talk;
- Protest outside Nottinghamshire County Council;
- Costs hearing at the High Court in UKOG injunction case.
Plus meetings, workshops and deadlines.
THANKS TO DRILL OR DROP
Read Full Report
15 Yorkshire landowners, holding more than 80,000 acres, have publicly supported the National Trust in the legal challenge from INEOS over access for shale gas testing.
They include Nick Howard, of Castle Howard, Sir William Worsley of Hovingham Hall, Sir Richard Storey, of Settrington House and the television presenter, Selina Scott.
Read Yorkshire Report
INEOS wins right to challenge the Scottish Government over fracking ban – and to sue for damages
WITH THANKS TO RUTH AT DRILL OR DROP
Steve Rotheram, the Mayor of Liverpool, has joined Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester, in banning fracking, saying:
“The UK Government needs to do a great deal more to live up to its responsibilities to avert the devastating impacts of climate change, which ironically pose a direct threat to our low-lying coastal areas where fracking companies want to operate.”
The full story can be read by clicking on this button:
No Fracking In Liverpool