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Government “trying to pull a fast one” on fracking in National Parks

Last edited 15 December 2015 at 4:08pm

MPs are expected to vote tomorrow on the Government’s plan to U-turn on its pledge of an ‘outright ban’ on fracking in National Parks and other protected areas.

The vote on the Government’s Draft Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015 could see fracking allowed beneath National Parks, Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), Groundwater Protection Zones, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and World Heritage sites. This could expose many of the UK’s most fragile and treasured landscapes to noise, air and light pollution, resulting from fracking rigs being situated around the edges of protected areas, in order to drill down and then horizontally across to access the shale gas reserves beneath.

UK Election: Our voices are even more powerful now

Posted by John Sauven — 9 June 2017 at 12:50pm - Comments
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Greenpeace doesn’t play party politics but we don’t stay quiet when it comes to holding political (or corporate) leaders to account. Our number one priority is protecting our natural environment, the foundation of a healthy life for all. That means stopping plastic going into our oceans and killing marine life. It means ending air pollution impacting our children’s health. It means dealing with climate change by investing in clean, renewable energy. It means ending the destruction of rainforests and other important ecosystems that all life depends on for its survival.

Campaigners Block Work at Fracking Site in Lancashire

Last edited 4 May 2017 at 9:21pm
3 May, 2017

Volunteer campaigners, together with Greenpeace UK, obstructed the entrance to a fracking site at Preston New Road in Lancashire. They intended to stop preparation works for the first UK frack for gas, after the government overruled the local council decision to reject planning permission.

From the frontline: How Greenpeace volunteers are resisting fracking in Lancashire

Posted by Hannah Martin — 24 February 2017 at 3:43pm - Comments
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A frack free zone sign pinned to railings in front of Blackpool Tower, Lancashire

When fracking firm Cuadrilla was granted permission to frack for gas in Lancashire toward the end of last year, the company’s bosses probably hoped it would be the moment the anti-fracking movement gave up and fell silent.

British Gas Owner Centrica Funding Climate Denial Group Linked to Trump

Last edited 16 December 2016 at 12:38pm
16 December, 2016

The UK’s biggest energy company, Centrica, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to a Texas-based climate denial think tank strongly linked to Donald Trump’s new energy secretary Rick Perry, Energydesk has revealed.

Centrica, which owns British Gas and is a major investor in UK fracking, has made a number of donations to the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) over the last five years and says it has no plans to stop.

How you can support the Lancashire nana who could face prison over protesting fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 8 December 2016 at 2:05pm - Comments
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Tina Rothery

Update: A judge at Preston Combined Court has ruled that Tina will not be sent to jail. Read the full report on drillordrop.com

When it comes to fracking, does democracy count for much?

Posted by Hannah Martin — 6 October 2016 at 2:35pm - Comments
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A frack free zone sign pinned to railings in front of Blackpool Tower, Lancashire

Today marks a new low in the government's plan to force fracking on the UK.

In a move that makes a mockery out of the government’s claim to champion local democracy, Westminster politicians have overturned Lancashire council’s decision to block fracking -- and decided that fracking firm Cuadrilla should be allowed to drill.

Government gives the go ahead to fracking in Lancashire

Last edited 6 October 2016 at 10:38am
6 October, 2016

Sajid Javid has overruled Lancashire Council’s decision to reject fracking at two sites in Lancashire. He has given the go ahead for drilling exploration to start at the Preston New Road site but it has been reported drilling will not be allowed at the other site for now. However, the Secretary of State's ruling is giving Cuadrilla more time to prove their case at the Roseacre site, and says that he is minded to allow planning permission for fracking there in the future.

Lancashire not for shale

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