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Beyond fracking, from Balcombe to Lancashire

Posted by LiamBB — 10 July 2015 at 8:50am - Comments
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RepowerBalcombe members launch their solar coop

Guest blog: Joe Nixon explains how his town, Balcombe in West Sussex, turned the threat of fracking into an opportunity for renewable energy.

From the Fracking Frontline: Bob Dennett on Lancashire’s historic rejection of fracking

Posted by LiamBB — 1 July 2015 at 10:08am - Comments
Bob Dennett, Frack Free Lancashire [centre], celebrates victory against Cuadrill
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Bob Dennett, Frack Free Lancashire [centre], celebrates victory against Cuadrilla

After Lancashire County Council unexpectedly rejected Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Preston New Road on Monday, I wanted to hear a bit more of the story from someone at the frontline of this monumental decision. Bob Dennett is a co-founder of Frack Free Lancashire. He told me a bit about the story that led to Monday’s campaign win, and the fight that still lies ahead.

Bob Dennett, Frack Free Lancashire [centre], celebrates victory against Cuadrill
Bob Dennett, Frack Free Lancashire [centre], celebrates victory against Cuadrill

Lancashire fracking decision is a huge victory for people power

Posted by Richard Casson — 30 June 2015 at 1:22pm - Comments
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People hug outside Lancashire town hall after hearing news that fracking had been rejected

Yesterday, something incredible happened. For the second time in just seven days, Lancashire county council said no to fracking.

Cuadrilla's defeat a Waterloo for fracking industry - Greenpeace

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29 June, 2015

Commenting on today's decision by Lancashire County Council to turn down Cuadrilla's application to frack at a second site in the region, Greenpeace UK energy and climate campaignre Daisy Sands said:

“This decision is a Waterloo for the fracking industry and a triumph for local democracy. It's also a huge boost for efforts to kick the UK’s addiction to dangerous fossil fuels. Lancashire councillors deserve huge praise for standing up to the relentless pressure from the fracking lobby and their minister friends. Their decision sends a powerful signal to other councils that the fracking juggernaut can indeed be stopped.

Fracking deadlock: Will Lancashire councillors stay strong against the fracking industry?

Posted by LiamBB — 25 June 2015 at 2:57pm - Comments
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Local protests at Preston Town Hall earlier this week

As I write this, the Lancashire County Council planning committee charged with approving or rejecting Cuadrilla’s applications to frack for shale gas in the county, is at a stalemate. With seven members of its fifteen moving to approve the application at Preston New Road, seven standing to reject it, and one councillor abstaining, the vote - which was expected to be decided on Wednesday - has been delayed until Monday.