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British Geological Survey: "Water contamination cannot be ruled out"

British Geological Survey: “Water contamination cannot be ruled out”

In a document obtained by Frack Off, the British Geological Society (BGS) admits fracking may pollute deep level water structures. The document – commissioned by Bath Council – outlines the threat of hydraulic fracturing to Bath’s thermal spa. In it, […]

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January Newsletter

Something we’ve missed? Send it to info@frack-off.org. News Frack Free February in Somerset – Whole month of anti-fracking events including 6 public meetings, 5 film showings, 2 benefit gigs and many other events, organised by Frack Free Somerset Coalition www.frackfreesomerset.org/frack-free-february/frack-free-february-overview […]

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Frack Free Febuary - Somerset

Frack Free Febuary – Somerset

Frack Free February is a Month of Action in Somerset with public meetings, talks, stalls, workshops, actions and more all raising awareness about the threats to our communities and the bigger picture of extreme energy. The Frack Free February Month […]

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Cuadrilla scoping their own Environmental Impact assessment

Cuadrilla Resources have applied for an 18 month extension to their planning application at the Banks site in Lancashire. The local council have deemed that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required but instead of getting an independent body with […]

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Huge gas plans for Airth: 100 wells, compulsory purchase orders and fracking not ruled out

Driller Dart Energy revealed some shocking truths at a meeting in the small Scottish village of Airth last night. Company representatives told an appalled audience they planned up to 100 wells in the area, representing a huge increase over previously […]

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Cuadrilla are free to frack: Osborne's plans on shale gas

Cuadrilla are free to frack: Osborne’s plans on shale gas

A lot of noise has been created around George Osborne’s plans for shale gas. A detailed look, however, shows many holes and a tendency to shy away from difficult questions. This DECC document (see Chapter 5) reveals details about possible […]

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Pro-fracking Speaker gets MOONED at Leeds Uni!

Pro-fracking Speaker gets MOONED at Leeds Uni!

Protestors with “FRACK-OFF” written on their arses mooned a pro-fracking lecture at Leeds Uni. The talk, The Science of Fracking – Societal Issues and Perceptions, by Dale Leckie of Canadian Oil and Gas company Nexen Inc was organised by the […]

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Cuadrilla Cock up will Cost Company Millions

Cuadrilla Cock up will Cost Company Millions

Last Friday UK fracker Cuadrilla abandoned its fourth Lancashire well due to a technical cock-up. The company plans to drill a fifth well adjacent to the abandoned one, but the mistake will cost the company several million pounds. During recent […]

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