Yearly Archives: 2012

GUEST BLOG: North Lanarkshire Community Scare Off Coal-Bed Methane Application

Reach CSG Ltd submitted a planning application on 23/11/11 on the grounds of Devro Ltd ,Moodiesburn, North Lanarkshire to erect a facility for the Exploration of CBM. The application basically stated that their intention was to drill one borehole to […]

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Government advisors sponsored by fracking industry

Government advisors sponsored by fracking industry

The British Geological Survey plays a key role in UK government’s view of fracking.  Yet the BGS’s annual report reveals the organisation is partly funded by companies involved in the hydraulic fracturing industry, including Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon, BG Group and […]

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Brightoners unveil huge anti-fracking banner at city station

Brightoners unveil huge anti-fracking banner at city station

Brightoners recently unveiled a bus-sized banner at the city’s station. Raising awareness about the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, the banner – over 22 square metres – was hand painted by fifteen people at CRAFT – Creative Resistance Against the […]

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Cuadrilla sent back to the drawing board

Cuadrilla sent back to the drawing board

After admitting causing earthquakes last year, UK fracker Cuadrilla’s plans were dealt a blow last week as the company was told to conduct more seismic testing. The company estimates this will cost an extra £1.5m. Since a test frack caused […]

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Fracken Sie Deutsch?

Video 1 – ARD Munich Report – Cancer clusters around RWE Frack sites (English Sub) Whilst shale gas exploration is a relatively new phenomena in the UK, it seems that the oil and gas industry has been busy fracking up […]

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Climate Rush Bristol Launch!

Join us – stir your climate passion, discover your local battlegrounds and form a community willing to stand up to an oil-run world. The climate change movement needs your inspiration. We need to create smart, gorgeous and radical ideas, we need […]

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Fracking regulations under scrutiny by UK government

Fracking regulations under scrutiny by UK government

On 4 Feb The Times revealed that the UK government is conducting a review of the regulations surrounding Hydraulic Fracturing. In contrast to earlier ministerial assurances that fracking requires no extra regulation, the government, Environment Agency and Health and Safety […]

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Europe against Fracking - a continent says: NO!

Europe against Fracking – a continent says: NO!

The last six months has seen anti-fracking sweep Europe. In an extraordinary upsurge of citizen-led pressure, European governments, state legislatures, civil liberty groups, activists and residents have all taken up arms against the hydraulic fracturing industry. Grassroots organisations have staged […]

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