Yearly Archives: 2015

The Frack Stops Here 2 - LIVE UPDATES

The Frack Stops Here 2 – LIVE UPDATES

Cuadrilla Resources fracking plans for Preston New Road have been REFUSED!!! – See the time-line to refusal below… This decision has implications for the whole of the UK and Ireland: Lancashire Fracking Showdown – The Beginning Of A Larger Battle […]

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Lancashire Fracking Showdown: The Beginning Of A Larger Battle

Lancashire Fracking Showdown: The Beginning Of A Larger Battle

  • Plans For Large New Lancashire Fracking Sites
  • Council Considering Applications This Week
  • Communities are mobilising to fight this threat
  • If rejected will be appeal to central government
  • Approval would just be beginning of long battle
  • Would take 2 years to drill and frack the sites
  • Cuadrilla gathering data to get more investment
  • Level of community resistance will be decisive
  • Communities blocking fracking across the globe
  • Stakes are very high and not just for Lancashire
  • Area where fracking pushed most aggressively
  • Threat of thousands of wells across Lancashire
  • Potentially tens of thousands across Britain

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Upton Day 427 (Fri 5th Jun)

Upton Day 427 (Fri 5th Jun)

Camp at Upton (near Chester) which is occupying land where IGas want to site a frack pad.

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Hunters shot geese on Cuadrillas wildfowl refuge

Hunters shot geese on Cuadrillas wildfowl refuge

Pink Footed Geese feeding on a wildfowl refuge set up by fracking company Cuadrilla were shot by hunters who had leased the same fields. Cuadrilla rented land on the Lancashire coast as winter grazing for birds displaced by its exploratory […]

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Cuadrilla Resources Planning Breaches & Technical Failures

Cuadrilla Resources Planning Breaches & Technical Failures

After 5 years Cuadrilla Resources dismal track record speaks volumes. Behind their continuing PR effort the company has blundered into a series of planning breaches and technical failures that are listed in detail below. As storm clouds gather over the […]

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Becconsall Exploration Site - Timeline 2010-14

Becconsall Exploration Site – Timeline 2010-14

27th July 2010 – Cuadrilla submits application 08/10/0973 for an exploratory borehole and testing of hydrocarbons 20th October 2010 – Lancashire County Council approves application 08/10/0973. Work to be completed within 18 months of commencement and conditions include an ecological […]

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Living with an Anti-fracking Camp - A Chester Resident`s Experience

Living with an Anti-fracking Camp – A Chester Resident`s Experience

The following guest-blog was written by Paul Beers. Paul is a resident of Upton, A suburb of Chester threatened by fracking company Dart Energy (recently bought by IGas Energy). Upton hosts a Community Protection Camp set-up on land that has […]

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Pictures Reveal Scale of Preston New Road Pipeline Works

Pictures Reveal Scale of Preston New Road Pipeline Works

This picture overlays Cuadrilla’s proposed Preston New Road site with United Utilities pipeline work. The site and access track will cover a large area of two fields. 190m of hedgerow and two trees will have to be removed to establish […]

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