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Frack Off April Newsletter: Fighting Fracking On Multiple Fronts

Frack Off April Newsletter: Fighting Fracking On Multiple Fronts

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, but in 2017 fracking resistance has never been stronger. Over […]

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

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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Underground Coal Gasification Collapse Shows Fragility Of Fracking

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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Fighting Fracking In 2015: A Year Of Delays And Community Victories

Fighting Fracking In 2015: A Year Of Delays And Community Victories

  • Year of delays/rising costs for fracking industry
  • Began year with major threat in Lancashire
  • A year on Cuadrilla have made no progress
  • Strong community opposition blocking 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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New Fracking Sell-Off: Time To Get Organised

New Fracking Sell-Off: Time To Get Organised

  • New Fracking Licence Give Away Begins
  • 27 New Exploration Licences Issued
  • Covering Around 1,000 Square Miles
  • IGas, Cuadrilla And INEOS Get More Licences
  • As Well As New Fracking Players
  • Plans To Give Away Another 132 Licences
  • Covering Around 5,000 Square Miles
  • Could Happen Within Months
  • Many Communities Newly Threatened
  • Now Is The Time To Get Organised

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Queensland Underground Coal Gasification Time Bomb Explodes

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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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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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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