Yearly Archives: 2012

Guest blog: Tom Rooker reports on the “Gathering on the Green” at Lytham St. Annes

  Concerned residents gathered at the historic windmill in the town of Lytham, near Blackpool last week to denounce the process of hydraulic fracturing and exploration for shale gas in the area. They gathered together for a group photograph and […]

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Gas pollution seeps into government

Gas pollution seeps into government

The gas industry is not only environmentally irresponsible – it’s lobbyists, paid representatives and vested interests also pollute our democratic process. To do this, the industry uses a complex series of interventions to promote their case, almost all of it […]

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Fracking fuels DECC renewables battle

Fracking fuels DECC renewables battle

The unexpected departure last week of the head Civil servant in DECC, Moira Wallace, shows the gas industry pushing for dominance of UK energy sector. Ostensibly over renewable energy subsidies, Wallace’s resignation illustrates a behind-the-scenes battle within government with the […]

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Fracking around with the law

  • Fracking trial has throw up many legal issues
  • Licences don’t appear to allow for fracking
  • Strategic environmental assessment not done
  • Planning applications duplicitous and probably illegal
  • Lack of environmental impact assessments
  • No consultation at any stage of process
  • In US changed law, in UK just ignoring it
  • Government more concerned with PR than regulation
  • Impossible to regulate even if there was anyone who wanted to

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Direct Action To Protect Pennsylvania Forest From Fracking

Last Sunday nearly 100 Earth First! activists and locals shut down a shale gas drilling site in Pennsylvania for 12 hours. The blockade of the EQT site in Pennsylvania’s Moshannon State Forest was trying to stop the further destruction of […]

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Hydraulic fracturing on trial – live updates

Thanks to the good people at http://frackingontrial.org/ for these updates – live commentary on today’s proceedings. Three people are on trial charged with occupying a fracking rig in Lancashire, November 2011. Follow live on Twitter or visit http://frackingontrial.org/ 16.20 Court […]

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Guest blog: Paul Mobbs responds to Monbiot on peak oil vs. climate change

Paul Mobbs posted this gem on the “No Shale Gas UK” email list and we couldn’t resist asking him for permission to republish it here. Please note that sections in bold/italic are our emphasis. You can read George Monbiot’s original […]

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Fracking On Trial Next Week

THE TRIAL The trial for the first fracking rig occupation in Lancashire last November kicks off next week. Starting Tuesday 10th July and scheduled to last till Friday 13th July… so four full days at Preston Magistrates Court. If you’re […]

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