Don't frack our future

Fracking industry claims talks up job boom - but it's just more hot air

Posted by Richard Casson — 19 June 2015 at 12:10pm - Comments
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The North West Energy Task Force has been at it again. In the final days before Lancashire Council takes a critical decision over fracking, the Task Force’s PR team has fired into life and launched a new round of ads evangelising the benefits of shale gas.

Transparency watchdog orders ministers to publish censored fracking report in full

Last edited 18 June 2015 at 1:45pm

Greenpeace urges government to release evidence before Cuadrilla decision next week

18 June, 2015

The UK’s transparency watchdog has ruled ministers must publish the full version of a heavily redacted report into the impacts of fracking following a year-long transparency campaign by Greenpeace UK.

The decision by the Information Commissioner Officer was made public today, just a week before Lancashire authorities are due to give a much anticipated verdict on two fracking applications by energy firm Cuadrilla.

The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs published a version of the report last year after coming under pressure from campaigners. But the document released to the public had 63 chunks of text missing, including on such sensitive issues as the impact of fracking on house prices, rural businesses, and local services. [1]

Rally against fracking in Lancashire - Preston, 23 June 9am - 7pm

Posted by Richard Casson — 17 June 2015 at 11:58am - Comments
Lancashire County Councillors greeted with anti-fracking message
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On Wednesday, Lancashire County Council will be deciding whether to approve Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at sites in Lancashire. On the eve of their decision, hundreds of us from across Lancashire will gather outside the council offices in Preston to tell the council to keep fracking out of Lancashire.

Come and join us! Read on for all the logistical information you need.

Which MPs have spoken out against fracking? Here are a few to keep an eye on

Posted by Anonymous — 15 June 2015 at 12:29pm - Comments
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From left to right: Jason McCartney, Caroline Lucas, Cat Smith, Mark Williams, Liz Saville Roberts, Stuart McDonald

In the run up to last month’s election, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth teamed up to launch the Frack Free Promise – a political pledge that candidates could sign on to and promise to oppose fracking.

Fracking: Where next after the election?

Posted by Louise Hutchins... — 2 June 2015 at 2:09pm - Comments
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A frack free zone sign pinned to railings in front of Blackpool Tower

With the election out of the way, we have to assume that it won’t be long before David Cameron tries to put his foot on the accelerator to go "all out for shale gas".

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