Fracking shake down

Fracking halted again in Lancashire after 17th earthquake in 9 days

METRO Jane Wharton Friday 26 Oct 2018 2:36 pm It is the 17th earthquake in 9 days and has officially been classed as a ‘red event.’ The latest – and biggest – tremor happened this morning on land where energy firm Cuadrilla is drilling for shale gas.

Read more about the recent earthquakes in Lancashire here.

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Next Meeting

IMPORTANT DATE Monday 19th November, 7:30pm at Bolsover Assembly Hall is the next meeting for Bolsover Against Fracking. This is

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Weekly Profit – It’s Green GB Week!!!!

So this week is Green GB Week and Claire Perry (energy and clean growth minister) said “I welcome the strong scientific analysis behind today’s IPCC report and it’s conclusions are stark and sober. As policy makers we need to work together to accelerate the low carbon transition to minimise the costs and misery of a rapidly warming world.”

Sadly she also seems to think that fracking is a good idea. Read this edition of the Weekly Profit here to find out why she just might be wrong.

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Fracking for the truth

New Jersey based film maker Lee Alexander Davey was so incensed by the threat of fracking in Derbyshire that he’s made this amazing film.

Lee spent several weeks travelling the region interviewing a broad cross section of our community, we hope you’ll be as impressed with the result as we are.

Please share this far and wide.

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Anyone smell a rat?

So, in December 2017 INEOS Shale commissioned former MP Natascha Engel to act for them.

On 5th October 2018 it was announced that Natascha Engel has been appointed as Commissioner for Shale Gas.

Apparently ‘The government understands the development of shale gas exploration and production sites is an issue which directly affects local communities and recognises the need to provide those communities with impartial fact based information’

To read the full article click here.

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Next Meeting

IMPORTANT DATE Monday 15th October, 7:30pm at Bolsover Assembly Hall is the next meeting for Bolsover Against Fracking. We are

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Power to the Frack Free Four

Responding to the news that three environmental campaigners have been jailed for peacefully resisting fracking in Lancashire, Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP and a vocal critic of the policing of fracking protests, said: “The frack free four are heroes.” Read more here.

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Extra Extra – Weekly Profit Latest Edition

This edition of the Weekly Profit takes a look at some of the scandalous ways the government is trying to fast track fracking.

Government warned it could lose vote over changes to shale gas planning rules

“The government was warned this morning to drop proposals to change the planning rules on shale gas. MPs from all parties lined up in a parliamentary debate to criticise the ideas, announced in May and currently being consulted on. They would classify fracking shale gas developments as permitted development without the need for planning applications. Decisions on major production schemes would be made by ministers rather than local authorities.”

Click here for the full copy.

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