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Victory for Upton campaigners

This article originally appeared in the The Standard.

In a great victory for anti-fracking campaigners, IGas have abandoned two sites in Chester despite wasting a lot of police time and money clearing the site at Upton. 300 more words


Study suggests fracking could release radon from ground

A new study in the USA has linked a rise in levels of radon gas with fracking.

Radon is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas. It’s formed by the radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils. 911 more words


Ministers Plot to impose fracking on the UK

This story was originally published in The Telegraph

Leaked Cabinet plans propose letting unelected planning inspectors, rather than councils, give the go ahead for shale gas wells to boost production… 1,092 more words


Misson: Work begins at IGas shale gas site

This story by Ruth Hayhurst originally appeared on Drill or Drop.

IGas has wasted no time beginning work at its proposed fracking site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire. 140 more words

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Round-up of last week’s council fracking motions

This story by Ruth Hayhurst originally appeared on Drill or Drop.

Last week, four councils criticised government powers to override local decision-making on fracking applications. 981 more words


Fracking: Listen To The Many, Not The Money

This story by Julie Wassmer originally appeared in the Canterbury Post.

In May last year, the new energy secretary, Amber Rudd MP, claimed she had “put a rocket” under her officials “to put the local community back in charge” of their own neighbourhoods – a message many might have welcomed if she had made it as easy to fight fracking as it is to object to renewables. 1,507 more words


Boreholes in Misson voted through as fracking comes one step closer

This story by Jennifer Scott was originally published in the Nottingham Post.

Fracking could be a step closer in Nottinghamshire after a planning committee voted through plans to monitor groundwater in Misson. 409 more words