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Fighting Fracking In 2018: Communities Resolute, Industry Shoots Itself In Foot

  • Breakthrough year fails to materialise, again
  • Lots more delays/costs for fracking industry
  • Even when industry manages to drill/frac wells
  • Result has usually not been good for them
  • Cuadrilla halted by earthquakes in Lancashire
  • IGas fails to find Bowland Shale at all in Notts
  • 2018 began with major threat in Lancashire
  • Lots of industry activity but little real progress
  • Strong community opposition slowing industry
  • 2019 likely to another long slog for industry
  • Burning though investment cash for little gain
  • This is a battle which we cannot afford to lose

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Extreme Mining: Small Deposit And Seabed Mining Threats Growing

Summary Growing new mining threats across globe Britain and Ireland not immune from trend First new metals mine in decades dug in 2015 Large number of mining plans in pipeline Driven by similar dynamics to fracking As easier to extract resources depleted Industry resorts to more extreme measures Small deposit mining: many smaller mines Seabed […]

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Frack Off April Newsletter: Fracking Industry Counts Cost Of More Delays

Contents Jump straight to: Introduction Take Action Latest News Actions & Events Planning Applications & Appeals Local Anti-Fracking Groups Introduction Over a year into the fracking industry’s latest offensive against local communities the sustained resistance it has provoked its having significant effects. Any major fracking project you can think of is either stalled or running […]

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Fighting Fracking In 2017: Frackers Count Costs Of Community Resistance

  • Hyped breakthrough year fails to materialise
  • Even more delays/costs for fracking industry
  • 2017 began with major threat in Lancashire
  • Lots of industry activity but little real progress
  • Strong community opposition slowing industry
  • Number of major fracking frontlines emerging
  • Increasing number of threatened communities
  • 2018 likely to another long slog for industry
  • Burning though investment cash for little gain
  • This is a battle which we cannot afford to lose

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Frack Off April Newsletter: Fighting Fracking On Multiple Fronts

Contents Jump straight to: Introduction Take Action Latest News Actions & Events Planning Applications & Appeals Local Anti-Fracking Groups Introduction Across the country the fracking industry is on the offensive, but in 2017 fracking resistance has never been stronger. Over 300 community groups (and rising) are preparing to meet this challenge. Low oil prices are […]

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Frack Off Feb/Mar Newsletter: National Day Of Action, Lancashire & More

Contents Jump straight to: Introduction Take Action Latest News Actions & Events Planning Applications & Appeals Local Anti-Fracking Groups Introduction   Across the country the fracking industry is on the offensive in 2017, but the fracking resistance has never been stronger. Around 300 community groups, and growing, are preparing to meet this challenge. While oil […]

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Fighting Fracking In 2016: A Year Of Community Resistance Costs Frackers

  • Year of more delays/costs for fracking industry
  • 2016 began with major threat in Lancashire
  • A year on there is no progress on ground
  • Strong community opposition slowing industry
  • Number of communities threatened is growing
  • Increased efforts to block local decision making
  • Movement will need to adapt to stay effective
  • This is a battle which we cannot afford to lose

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Woodburn Forest Day 85 (Mon 9th May)

Community blockade drilling rig on road to site in Woodburn Forest, Co. Antrim where fracking company Infrastrata are trying to operate an exploratary drill site.

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