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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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Fracking Scotland: Shale Report Signals Third Threat

  • New BGS shale oil and gas report released
  • Focused on Midland Valley in central Scotland
  • Outlines third fracking threat to the region
  • On top of the coal based threats: CBM/UCG
  • Suggests around 14 months of shale gas
  • As well as around 5 months of shale oil
  • Combined with 5 months Coal Bed Methane
  • Extraction would require over 7,000 wells
  • Stretches from Glasgow through Edinburgh
  • Underground Coal Gasification also a threat
  • 5 UCG licences already sold in Firth of Forth
  • More than 1 billion tons of coal targeted
  • Extraction would require over 4,000 wells
  • Is third BGS report in run up to licensing round
  • Where 60% of UK could be sold to the frackers
  • Across UK report threaten over 50,000 wells
  • Communities getting organised to resist threat
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Newsnight fails Scotland on Dart Energy Threat

Why is it that Scotlands flagship news program completely missed the story? If you compare the content and tone of the 12 minute BBC piece with one and half minutes from 7 News in Australia the differences are stark. The […]

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Dart Energy dumps extraordinary levels of benzene into Firth of Forth

Nov 2014 UPDATE – For a full round-up of the situation in Scotland click here… Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith is a senior adviser to the National Toxics Network (NTN) and recently coauthored NTN’s report on the chemical impacts of hydraulic fracturing […]

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New document shows fracking at Airth for six years

Residents of Airth have been exposed to fracking for nearly 6 years, an internal government document reveals. The document, recently discovered by Frack Off Scotland, shows that wells at Airth were fracked as early as 1997. In December the owner […]

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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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Communities Dig In To Fight Fracking

The long expected announcement that the government will allow fracking companies to continue attempts at exploitation of unconventional gas is the start of a major battle over what sort of world which we will leave to our children. In the […]

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Driller`s wells produce carcinogenic water

The Coal Bed Methane (CBM) operator behind the UK’s largest onshore gas development, Dart Energy, has found its old CBM wells in Australia are now producing carcinogenic water. 50% of Dart’s 7-year-old wells in Dalby, Queensland were found to be […]

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