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Lancashire Fracking Showdown: The Beginning Of A Larger Battle

  • Plans For Large New Lancashire Fracking Sites
  • Council Considering Applications This Week
  • Communities are mobilising to fight this threat
  • If rejected will be appeal to central government
  • Approval would just be beginning of long battle
  • Would take 2 years to drill and frack the sites
  • Cuadrilla gathering data to get more investment
  • Level of community resistance will be decisive
  • Communities blocking fracking across the globe
  • Stakes are very high and not just for Lancashire
  • Area where fracking pushed most aggressively
  • Threat of thousands of wells across Lancashire
  • Potentially tens of thousands across Britain
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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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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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The Frack Stops Here – LIVE UPDATES

Live updates from The Frack Stop Here! in Preston, Lancashire: Weds, 9am: Hundreds of people from across Lancashire and beyond converge on County Hall in Preston Weds, 10am: Development control meeting begins with large numbers of people inside the chamber […]

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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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New Lancashire Threat: Cuadrilla`s Fracking Plans

  • Cuadrilla submits new planning application
  • Large pad with 4 horizontal shale gas wells
  • Plan to be drilled and fracked over 2 years
  • Second site nearby, application public soon
  • Plans tailored to hide impacts at this stage
  • Trying to advance project without opposition
  • But application reveals many lurking issues
  • Would become critical at production stage
  • One site takes 7% of region’s spare water
  • Full scale fracking would overwhelm system
  • Threat to water supply of 6.6 million people
  • Site would use 65% of fracking waste capacity
  • Vast new frac waste disposal system needed
  • Most waste not treatable, would accumulate
  • Site requires over 20,000 vehicle movements
  • Production needs water/waste storage ponds
  • Wake up call for communities to get organised
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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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Creeping Inferno: Underground Coal Gasification Threat Comes Onshore

  • New UCG licence application submitted
  • Onshore in Warwickshire countryside
  • 24 licences in UK already given away
  • All blocks just off the coast up until now
  • Could open door for UCG to move onshore
  • UCG involves burning coal underground
  • Toxic/Carcinogenic tars are a byproduct
  • Long history of contaminating groundwater
  • Large amounts of toxic waste produced
  • Larger area, including Coventry, threatened
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