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Frack Off Feb/Mar Newsletter: National Day Of Action, Lancashire & More

Contents Jump straight to: Introduction Take Action Latest News Actions & Events Planning Applications & Appeals Local Anti-Fracking Groups Introduction   Across the country the fracking industry is on the offensive in 2017, but the fracking resistance has never been […]

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Fighting Fracking In 2016: A Year Of Community Resistance Costs Frackers

  • Year of more delays/costs for fracking industry
  • 2016 began with major threat in Lancashire
  • A year on there is no progress on ground
  • Strong community opposition slowing industry
  • Number of communities threatened is growing
  • Increased efforts to block local decision making
  • Movement will need to adapt to stay effective
  • This is a battle which we cannot afford to lose
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Woodburn Forest Day 85 (Mon 9th May)

Community blockade drilling rig on road to site in Woodburn Forest, Co. Antrim where fracking company Infrastrata are trying to operate an exploratary drill site.

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Fracking The Weald: The Growing Tight Oil Threat

  • Recent flow test of well at Horse Hill in Surrey
  • Company targeting Kimmeridge Clay shale
  • Tight oil similar to Bakken Shale, North Dakota
  • Fracking company UKOG planning to return
  • Statements demonstrate long term goals
  • Tight oil would require dense pattern of wells
  • Would be ‘regionally extensive’, ‘pervasive’
  • Threat of thousands of wells across region
  • Plus processing plants, pipelines, waste sites
  • UKOG strategy: Focus attention on next step
  • Trying to distract from the big picture threat
  • Need for investment forces some disclosures
  • Ultimate goal to sell to much large company
  • UKOG will seek further planning permission
  • Now is the time to get organised and resist
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Woodburn Forest Day 21 (Sun 6th Mar)

Some photos from ‘Walk in the Wood’ at the Woodburn Forest blockade. A very enjoyable and fun day for all in the forest! Fracking company Infrastrata are trying to construct an exploratary drill site in the Woodburn Forest.

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Underground Coal Gasification Collapse Shows Fragility Of Fracking

  • Newcastle based UCG company collapses
  • Despite £1 billion in loan guarantees
  • Could not find backers after 8 years
  • Big victory for communities UK-wide
  • Made UCG brand as toxic as its reality
  • Rebrand as “deep gas winning” failed
  • Licences will be picked up by others
  • But sets precedent, industry can be beaten
  • Shows fragility of fracking industry
  • Shale industry in US also in chaos
  • Fracking can be starved of investment
  • Community resistance key to success
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Woodburn Forest Day 8 (Mon 22nd Feb)

Fracking company Infrastrata are trying to fell trees at the Woodburn Forest site. Dozens of police, security guards, and workers with chainsaws. They sneaked in through a small access track at the back of the site. More support needed.

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Woodburn Forest Day 7 (Sun 21st Feb)

Blockade of fracking company Infrastrata planned exploration drilling site the Woodburn Forest in County Antrim to the north of Carrickfergus continuing, with the community blocking the access to the site. Come down and support the blockade.

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