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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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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 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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Frack Attack: Application For Britain`s First Unconventional Gas Development

  • First application for unconventional gas production in UK
  • Submitted by Dart Energy in Falkirk And Stirling
  • 14 new and 2 existing well sites
  • 22 new coal bed methane wells
  • About 20 km of pipelines
  • 1 waste outfall into Firth of Forth
  • 1 gas processing facility
  • Plans for up to 600 more wells in area
  • Beginning of massive attach on countryside
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Fracking plan for Scotland revealed

A newly-released company document shows Australian fracker Dart Energy is preparing to frack in Dumfries, Scotland. The document also reveals a list of fracking chemicals and the quantities to be used near the picturesque town of Canonbie. Dart, via its […]

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Notorious gas driller moves to Scotland

Notorious gas driller Dart Energy has applied to drill a third well at its site near Airth, Scotland. Dart, whose plans to drill in central Sydney Australia led 20,000 people to oppose it, has been quietly developing a Scottish site […]

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