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Frackers Close To Getting Their Hands On 60% Of UK

Frackers Close To Getting Their Hands On 60% Of UK

Map Of UK Showing Areas Already Licensed And Soon To Be Given Away To Fracking Companies (Click To Enlarge) The 14th onshore licencing round is looming ever closer as the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) tries to give away up to 60 percent of the UK to fracking companies. The government has to perform a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) before it can go ahead with the licensing round which requires a report to be written,… Continue reading

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Government Admits Fracking Will Not Solve Energy Crisis (But Will Push Ahead Anyway)

The latest in a series of drip fed propaganda pieces designed to ease the introduction of Shale Gas extraction to the UK came this Sunday with a story in the Independent on Sunday revealing insider details of a recent meeting in Downing Street between government ministers and energy companies. The story discusses the “revelations” (presumably to people who only read industry press releases) that “UK’s reserves were… Continue reading

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Wales

Wales is under threat in both the north and the south. Onshore Petroleum Exploration and Development licences (PEDL) for Shale Gas and Coal Bed Methane have been granted to a number of companies across large areas of South Wales. In addition two licences for experimental Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) have been granted by the Coal Authority for coal seams under Swansea Bay and the Loghor Estuary. Coastal Oil & Gas and UK Methane have… Continue reading

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East Anglia

The only current licence in the region is for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) near Cromer. UCG is an experimental technology with a history of test failures. Read more… A company called Clean Coal holds the licence. Keeping an eye on them and the imminent 14th Onshore Round is advised. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex are outside the licence areas currently issued to fracking companies. Areas of this region are available to… Continue reading

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Films

Fracking & Unconventional Gas in the UK Unconventional gas exploration is threatening Britain and Ireland. Licenses and planning applications have already been granted by the Government with little or no community consultation. The scale of the industrialisation and impacts are never discussed. This film charts Doreen and John’s journey from the shock of the drill rigs arrival to the sickening realisation that their lives and the… Continue reading

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Frack Off Fife

…A group of campaigners who are passionately against fracking, UCG & deep UCG (Underground Coal Gasification) being introduced to Fife…. Continue reading

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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 Two new UCG licenses sold in Dee and Loughor Estuaries – Coal Authority (DECC) has sold two UCGContinue reading

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Buccleuch Estates

…The Buccleuch Estates are property of the Duke of Buccleuch, making him the largest private landowner in Europe. The Estate is involved coalbed methane (CBM) extraction, providing sites for Dart Energy’s project near Canonbie in Scotland, as well as Underground Coal Gasification (UCG), with investments in UCG company Five-Quarter and the Estates Energy Director on Five-Quarter’s board…. Continue reading

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