Yearly Archives: 2014

West Newton Day 23 (Mon 2nd Jun)

West Newton Day 23 (Mon 2nd Jun)

Rathlin Energy has been reinforcing the fencing and drilling a water monitoring well at its fracking site at West Newton in East Yorshire. See below for more photos.

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Crawberry Hill Day 22 (Sun 1st Jun)

Crawberry Hill Day 22 (Sun 1st Jun)

Busy day at camp outside Rathlin Energy’s Crawberry Hill fracking site with lots of supports coming by to visit. See below for more photos.

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West Newton Day 22 (Sun 1st Jun)

West Newton Day 22 (Sun 1st Jun)

Rathlin Energy has been reinforcing the fencing at its fracking site at West Newton in East Yorkshire. Meanwhile the community has been building the camp to help resist. See below for more photos.

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Crawberry Hill Day 19 (Thurs 29th May)

Crawberry Hill Day 19 (Thurs 29th May)

Increased activity at Rathlin Energy Crawberry Hill fracking site with large numbers of tankers and police to protect them. See below for more photos.

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Scale Of Fracking Threat To South East England

Scale Of Fracking Threat To South East England

  • New British Geological Survey (BGS) Report
  • 4.4 billion barrels of shale oil under South East
  • But only very small percentage can be exploited
  • Typical 4% would mean 176 million barrels
  • Only 4 months of present UK oil consumption
  • Would require 1,400 wells drilled to extract
  • Even 10% would only be 10 months of oil
  • Would require 3,500 wells drilled to extract
  • Despite this massive push to exploit it likely
  • Desperate scramble to profit from last oil in UK
  • Kimmeridge Clay said to contain most shale oil
  • Similar to the Bakken Shale in North Dakota
  • Toxic nightmare threatens Sussex and Kent
  • Communities are getting organised to resist

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Crawberry Hill Day 13 (Fri 23rd May)

Crawberry Hill Day 13 (Fri 23rd May)

People have been continuing to set up a camp at the Crawberry Hill fracking site to resist Rathlin Energy. See below for more photos.

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Crawberry Hill Day 11 (Weds 21st May)

Crawberry Hill Day 11 (Weds 21st May)

People have been continuing to set up a camp at the Crawberry Hill fracking site to resist Rathlin Energy.

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Upton Day 47 (Weds 21st May)

Upton Day 47 (Weds 21st May)

Another great day on camp setup by the local community on the site where Dart want to construct a pad. See below for more photos.

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