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  • GMB reaffirms support for fracking


    DELEGATES at GMB congress voted to continue the union’s support for “safe and respectful” fracking yesterday.

    A mix of “nuclear, gas, solar, wind and any other economically viable renewable options that come along” would be required before renewable...

    Tuesday 6th Jun 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Anti-frackers get together to put shale on the agenda


    ANTI-FRACKING campaigns have joined forces to get opponents of shale gas into Parliament.

    Frack Free United and Cross Party Frack Free said on Tuesday that they had pooled resources to try to encourage tactical voting and highlight the policies of election candidates and the parties on...

    Thursday 11th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Lancashire activists lose High Court bid to block drilling


    by Lamiat Sabin

    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners lost their High Court action yesterday in a fight to block drilling at a site in Lancashire.

    The Preston New Road Action Group (PNRAG) and campaigner Gayzer Frackman had applied for a judicial review of the government’s decision...

    Thursday 13th Apr 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Another US state bans fracking


    TIM WHEELER reports from Maryland, where a Republican governor has promised to sign a law leading to a ban on shale gas drilling

    Wednesday 5th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Loophole in fracking rules leaves beauty spots at risk


    by Peter Lazenby, Northern Reporter

    BRITAIN’S national parks could soon be blighted by fracking sites because the government has left a loophole in new regulations, according to campaigners.

    Activists opposed to the environmentally damaging drilling process say that...

    Tuesday 4th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Court bid to halt fracking wraps up arguments


    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners in Lancashire finished presenting legal arguments yesterday against a government decision to overrule a refusal of planning permission for the extraction of shale gas.

    Energy firm Cuadrilla had asked Lancashire County Council for permission to drill at a site...

    Saturday 18th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Javid in a pickle as fracking activists fry him in court


    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners are launching legal action against Environment Secretary Sajid Javid today after he overruled local authorities in Lancashire that had refused planning permission for the controversial process.

    Lancashire County Council and several local councils refused...

    Wednesday 15th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Police accused of frack rally repression


    LANCASHIRE anti-fracking protesters reported yesterday that they are facing escalating violence from police.

    Campaigners with Frack Free Lancashire (FFL) demonstrate daily at a fracking site in Preston New Road site on the Fylde Coast operated by energy firm Cuadrilla.

    FFL said...

    Friday 10th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Anti-frackers launch protest after site gets green light


    ENVIRONMENTAL protesters gathered at a proposed fracking site in Lancashire over the weekend for a demonstration condemning the controversial plans.

    A rural area off Preston New Road near Blackpool is being prepared for fracking — drilling deep underground to pump in a toxic...

    Monday 27th Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Frack rally set in Lancashire


    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners will stage a national demonstration tomorrow at a drilling site in Lancashire.

    Energy firm Cuadrilla is operating on a site at Preston New Road near the village of Little Plumpton.

    The rally comes after the government overrode Lancashire...

    Friday 24th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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