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‘Frackoween’ anti-shale gas protest in Woodsetts

A “FRACKOWEEN” event will protest the proposed drilling for shale gas in Rotherham. Prizes will be given for the best Fracula and Frackenstein at the meeting in Woodsetts. Joe Corre, the activist son of Vivienne Westwood, will talk to concerned … Continue reading

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Councillors can only ban fracking on public land

FRACKING was given the thumbs-down from councillors this week – but they only have the power to ban it on public land. They decided that shale gas mining will not be allowed on any land owned or controlled by Rotherham … Continue reading

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Why we should follow our neighbours and say no to fracking – an energy policy from the dark ages

AS the unconventional oil and gas industry reels from Scotland’s recent decision to ban fracking, England now finds itself surrounded by countries that have banned the controversial practice (Scotland, Ireland, France) or have moratoria in place (Wales, Northern Ireland). And … Continue reading

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Rotherham councillors expected to back fracking ban on public land

ROTHERHAM councillors are expected to formally rule out fracking on public land at a meeting later today. The dominant Labour group on Rotherham Borough Council will propose a motion not to allow drilling for shale gas on council-owned or council-controlled … Continue reading

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First UK shale gas frack only weeks away – firm

The first frack for shale gas in the UK is just weeks away, according to the company preparing to undertake the controversial technique in North Yorkshire. Third Energy says it hopes to complete five test fracks before the end of … Continue reading

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Special council meeting will discuss fracking after more than 1,000 objections

FRACKING protesters have filed more than 1,000 objections against proposals to drill for gas under Harthill. Ineos Shale is about halfway through a regional seismic survey examining the underground geology of 250km sq. The chemical giant has applied for permission … Continue reading

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Prison threat to fracking protesters

Anti-fracking protesters face the threat of prison if they obstruct Ineos’s efforts to explore for shale gas after it secured wide-ranging injunctions to protect its operations. The petrochemicals group, which is preparing to drill for shale at several sites in … Continue reading

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