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Fracking Infographics

Fracking Stages Infographic Fracking Impacts Infographic Underground Coal Gasification Infographic MORE RESOURCES: 20 Impacts of Shale Gas 20 Impacts of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) 20 Impacts of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG)

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Queensland Underground Coal Gasification Time Bomb Explodes

A flagship project cited by proponents of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) in the UK has resulted in criminal charges against the directors of an Australian company. It has taken seven years for the damage to come to light but Linc […]

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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

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

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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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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Fracking Scotland: Time To Get Organised

  • 4 Frackers focused on the Midland Valley
  • Dart Energy, INEOS, Cluff and Reach CSG
  • UK’s first production application at Airth
  • Outcome of Dart’s planning appeal imminent
  • Dart have permission to drill at Skinflats
  • Production plans for 1,300 wells in PEDL 133
  • IGas acquire Dart to access 1m acres of UK
  • 5 UCG licences already sold in Firth of Forth
  • Cluff Natural Resources plans at Largo Bay
  • More than 1 billion tons of coal targeted
  • Extraction would require over 4,000 wells
  • Plans to sell all Central Belt to frackers
  • 14th Onshore License round happening now
  • Communities getting organised to resist threat
  • Now is the time to get informed and organised
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GUEST BLOG: “I am sorry Ecotricity, but shopping will not save the world”

This is a personal response from a Somerset resident and member of Frack Free Somerset to Ecotricity’s offer of financial help in return for advertising space. I love this campaign. With all my heart. Since February 2012 when I first […]

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