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  • Fracking firm’s supplier pulls out after protests


    Plant hire business vows to shun Cuadrilla shale-gas drilling site near Blackpool

    Wednesday 22nd Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Anti-frackers organise for May’s local elections


    A NEW nationwide lobby group against the fracking industry launches today.

    Frack Free United has been initiated by campaigners from Ryedale, north Yorkshire, who are opposing the threat of the environmentally damaging gas-extraction technique being used in nearby Kirby Misperton. A...

    Monday 13th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Cars crash outside unwanted fracking site


    TWO cars collided outside a controversial fracking site in Lancashire yesterday as a heavy lorry was being driven onto the site, writes Peter Lazenby.

    There were no serious injuries in the collision at Preston New Road, near the village of Little Plumpton, although the occupants of the...

    Thursday 9th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Concrete suppliers pour cold water on shale contract


    TWO concrete suppliers have pulled out of contracts with the operator of a hated fracking site in Lancashire after protests by campaigners, the Star was told yesterday.

    But neither firm would comment on the reports that they had left fracking company Cuadrilla high and dry.

    ...

    Wednesday 8th Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Security guards manhandle shale gas protesters


    HEAVY-HANDED security guards pushed and jostled anti-fracking protesters in Lancashire yesterday at a site where trees were being uprooted in preparation for shale gas drilling.

    Lancashire County Council had refused permission for firm Cuadrilla to start the controversial process at...

    Tuesday 10th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Energy firm facing financial troubles ‘cannot be trusted’


    FRACKING firm Third Energy can’t be trusted with drilling North Yorkshire’s bedrock, campaigners warned yesterday — because the company is so disorganised it can’t even keep its accounts up to date.

    The firm, which got permission to use the dangerous gas mining...

    Friday 6th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Fracking the planet & dubious safety on Southern trains


    CUADRILLA starting construction of fracking wells in Lancashire is a dark day for our future.

    The fracking fiasco is rotten the whole way through. The immediate issue of the government overturning the county council’s decision and rejecting the wishes of residents is utterly...

    Friday 6th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Anti-frackers told to prove claims of shale danger


    THE Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled yesterday that Friends of the Earth (FoE) must prove that fracking is dangerous before saying so in its fundraising fliers.

    The environmental protection campaign group issued a flier in which it said that 25 per cent of chemicals used...

    Thursday 5th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Campaigners celebrate New Year in protest camp


    A GROUP of anti-fracking campaigners celebrated Christmas and New Year braving sub-zero temperatures at night in their permanent protest camp.

    The base in Kirby Misperton in rural North Yorkshire has 10 residents but is visited daily by about 100 supporters, including residents of...

    Wednesday 4th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Anti-frackers pitch camp at planned shale gas site


    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners have set up camp near the village of Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire, where the firm Third Energy has just been granted permission for a site.

    The camp was set up by Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of The Earth after their request to block the decision was...

    Friday 30th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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