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Latest News From Community Blockade At Daneshill, Nottinghamshire

Latest News From Community Blockade At Daneshill, Nottinghamshire

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 … Continue reading

Dart Face 90,000 Scottish Residents at Public Inquiry

Dart Face 90,000 Scottish Residents at Public Inquiry

  • Dart Energy facing inquiry in Scotland
  • Already kicked out of Australia by opposition
  • Applications for first UK fracking production
  • Record 2,500 objections from local people
  • Rejected by Falkirk and Stirling Councils
  • Dart appealing to Scottish Government
  • 27 community (90,000 people) fighting back
  • Threat of over 1,000 CBM wells if approved
  • Inquiry begins 18th March 2014, Falkirk
  • Lasts at least 3 weeks, no result for months
  • Meanwhile Dart turning its sights on England
  • 3-5 CBM well drilling campaign in England
  • £24m GDF Suez investment driving activity
  • Local communities are mobilising in response

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Dart Frack Attack: New Midlands Multi-Well Program

Dart Frack Attack: New Midlands Multi-Well Program

  • Dart Energy tied up fighting Scots communities
  • Appealing application for first production in UK
  • Now £24m GDF Suez investment driving activity
  • 3-5 CBM well drilling campaign under way
  • Shale gas exploration wells planned to follow
  • Drilling rig being erected at site in Cheshire
  • Well pad under construction at Daneshill, Notts
  • 2 more sites in Cheshire and Wrexham lined up
  • Exploration wells potentially just beginning
  • Threat of thousands of wells across regions
  • Local communities are mobilising in response
  • Areas are new front in the fight against fracking

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Fracking Yorkshire: Rathlin Energy`s Plans Revealed

Fracking Yorkshire: Rathlin Energy`s Plans Revealed

  • Rathlin Energy have licence in East Yorkshire
  • Openly exploring for conventional oil and gas
  • Sneakily drilled 2 wells through Bowland Shale
  • Now planning small test fracks on shale layer
  • Producing 100,000 gallons of radioactive waste
  • No information on where this would be dumped
  • Would flare 5 million cubic feet of gas per day
  • Producing toxic and carcinogenic air pollutants
  • Aims to gather data for full hydraulic fracturing
  • Could mean up to 3,000 wells in the licence
  • Application for similar well in Northern Ireland

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Radioactive Sources Brought To Salford Fracking Site

Radioactive Sources Brought To Salford Fracking Site

  • Radioactive sources taken into Barton Moss
  • Used for making measurements down well
  • Schlumberger contracted to do the work by IGas
  • Contact for extended periods very dangerous
  • If damaged can release radioactive material
  • Industry history of loss and mishandling sources
  • Repeatedly lost during transport between sites
  • Have turned up a month later at sides of roads
  • Or in scrap metal shipments across the globe
  • Mislaid radioactive sources very dangerous
  • Have killed and injured hundreds of people
  • Just in Texas over 400 sources lost down wells
  • Likely to spread contamination as they degrade
  • Fracking spreading use into local communities
  • Thousands of wells mean many more sources

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Underground Coal Gasification: Secret Talks In Warwickshire As Public Revolts In Wales

Underground Coal Gasification: Secret Talks In Warwickshire As Public Revolts In Wales

Warwickshire County Council has been engaging in secret talks (Coventry Telegraph) with Cluff Natural Resources, a company with plans to conduct underground coal gasification (UCG) under the county. UCG involves drilling into coal seams, using similar horizontal drilling technology to … Continue reading

Fracking The East Midlands: Total Distraction

Fracking The East Midlands: Total Distraction

  • Oil giant Total plans £30 million investment
  • Mostly in Nottinghamshire and Doncaster
  • However most of East MIdlands threatened
  • Coalbed Methane (CBM) as well as Shale Gas
  • Coal more widespread than shale in region
  • CBM exploration wells already drilled by Dart
  • Shale Companies: eCorp, Egdon and Dart
  • Dart: £24 million Investment From GDF Suez
  • CBM Companies: Dart and IGas
  • Both fighting other Communities at present
  • Threat of Thousands of Wells in Medium Term
  • UCG also lurking Threat in the Region

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New UK Fracking Licence Areas Confirmed

New UK Fracking Licence Areas Confirmed

The UK government has announced that roughly 60% of the UK is now available to be licensed to fracking companies. After a brief “consultation” period it is likely that the licenses will be handed out to fraking companies in the … Continue reading