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The Frack Stops Here – LIVE UPDATES

Live updates from The Frack Stop Here! in Preston, Lancashire: Weds, 9am: Hundreds of people from across Lancashire and beyond converge on County Hall in Preston Weds, 10am: Development control meeting begins with large numbers of people inside the chamber […]

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Daneshill Day 1 (Thur 27th March)

A protector has locked to the top of the gate to the Daneshill site. Two more are on top of a lorry carrying a generator stopped in the road. Only a few loads managed to accessed the site very early […]

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Daneshill Day 0 (Wed 26th March)

The rig which Dart Energy are renting from PR Marriot Drilling has left their fracking site at Farndon, Cheshire and is presumably on its way to the next site at Daneshill, Sutton cum Lound near Retford in North Nottinghamshire (see […]

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The Big Rig Revolt – Saturday 1st December

A dark cloud is gathering. The threat of unconventional gas development hangs over us all. With almost 100 test wells permitted and the first production development threatening Scotland, the government’s dash for gas depends on the creeping sell off of […]

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Fracking on trial: the verdict

A woman from Bristol who climbed a drilling rig in a protest against fracking in December last year was today found guilty under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act at Preston Magistrates Court. She was ordered to pay a […]

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Lawfulness of Cuadrilla’s fracking operation remains in doubt

Yesterday, three people were on trial for a second day at Preston Magistrates Court following their action which shut down Cuadrilla Resources’ hydraulic fracturing site beside the Ribble Estuary in Lancashire in December 2011. Two of the defendants went free […]

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Fracking on trial – again!

The safety of fracking will be challenged at Preston Magistrates Court this week, as 3 people go on trial following a protest at Cuadrilla’s Hesketh Bank site, Lancashire, in December last year. The trial is expected to last until Thursday. […]

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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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