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Cuadrilla boss and government employee Lord John Browne has yet again met senior government officials to press the case for Cuadrilla Resources, recent documents show. Browne has repeatedly used his position within the Cabinet Office to press for advantages for […]

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Geophysics Emeritus professor: Cuadrilla knowledge “inadequate for purpose required”

An Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at Glasgow university recently criticised Cuadrilla’s operations at Balcombe, stating that the company’s knowledge is “inadequate for purpose required”. The company’s drilling plans are also based on “insecure” geological interpretations, ignore relevant underground faults and […]

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Cash crisis for Scots driller as community resistance grows

Scotland driller Dart Energy is in the throes of a major cash crisis, an Australian stock exchange announcement today reveals. Large-scale community resistance has prevented the driller from obtaining planning permission at Airth; led by the Forth valley Against Unconventional […]

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Knitting Nannas take on the unconventional gas industry

Love your Nannas? The Knitting Nannas against Gas have emerged as a brilliantly creative force against the unconventional gas industry. Now with their very own UK Chapter (based in Balcombe), Australian Nannas make their voices heard by knitting gracefully outside […]

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Cuadrilla boss in new lobbying scandal

                            It recently emerged that the man who runs fracking company Cuadrilla and who also works in government – Lord John Browne – lobbied Dept of Energy […]

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Nigel Lawson deception: fracking contaminated water at 120 sites in Pennyslyania

Fracking apologist Nigel Lawson recently made some rash claims on BBC’s Radio 4’s Any Questions. Lawson claimed “there is not a single authenticated case of fracking causing water contamination in the US.”  When opponents claimed that US wells had leaked […]

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Fracking pollutes groundwater: damning new data

                            A little-known US government database shows conclusively that fracking forces gas and chemicals into sources of groundwater. This directly contradicts senior British ministers, US government officials […]

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Dart Energy pulls out of China for US$12m loss

Scottish Driller Dart Energy today announced the company is pulling out of operations in China – for a US$12m loss. The company is selling its stake in Fortune Oil Plc (FLG), which has extensive Coal Bed Methane (CBM) operations in […]

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