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Cuadrilla Exploration Director admits they have no control over the impact of explorations

Cuadrilla’s Exploration Director freely admits they have no control over the impact of their operations. He of course has no idea what happens to the toxic, radioactive cocktail they are injecting and releasing into our subterranean geology – what effect that will have on seismic activity – or how long it will take to get[…]

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The Infrastructure Bill will ensure our continued dependence on fossil fuels

The Infrastructure Bill will ensure our continued dependence on fossil fuels by Mel Strickland.
“…when people say, “The regulatory system is broken. It’s not protecting our health, safety and welfare.” And I say, “Well, maybe it’s not broken, but it’s working perfectly.” Because its goal is not necessarily to protect health, safety and welfare. The[…]

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Solidarity Action to Ellesmere Port with the Big Lemon Bus – Livestream

Update:
For anyone who’s on Twitter with the time to help tweet about the event, the hashtag is ‪#‎EPFrackFree‬.
Please use this opportunity to get the word out about fracking and the dangers. Tweet links to the scientific evidence published this week.
Other hashtags worth using are ‪#‎BorrasBlockade‬ (IGas fracking site in Wales) and ‪#‎BintheBill‬[…]

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Medact Letter to Lancashire County Council Councillors

Medact, a registered charity consisting mainly of public health specialists and clinicians, have written to Lancashire County Council to object to the planning applications for fracking at Rosacre and Preston New Road. Can we suggest you make your MPs and Councillors aware of this?! The letter is available here:
http://www.medact.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Medact-Letter-to-Lancashire-County-Council-Councillors.pdf[…]

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Haldane Society: Fracking – the Protests and the Court Cases

Haldane Society lecture and questions 03/12/2014
Here’s a link to my talk about why the anti fracking campaign matters at Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers last night, and Tom Wainwright spoke about the legal cases against community protectors. ~Melanie Strickland.

On another note:
VICE did a great job with their fracking documentary now out, with[…]

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Law vs Justice by Tina-Louise Rothery

Crossposted from Law vs Justice by Tina-Louise Rothery
 

For the past three years I have often been made to feel like I am a criminal; made to feel that my actions cause fear and that I am not entitled to justice because I made the decision to stop being taken through life according to[…]

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Fracking protester cleared of obstructing police after court rules GMP got the law wrong

Fracking protester cleared of obstructing police after court rules GMP got the law wrong
An appeal panel has ruled that Greater Manchester Police got the law wrong when they arrested an activist outside Barton Moss Community Protection Camp
He had attached himself by the neck to a door handle inside an orange single-decker parked outside[…]

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NAOMI KLEIN: TTIP & FRACKING : OCTOBER 11th

Naomi Klein supported both actions on October 11th: The Global Frackdown Day and the European Day of Action Against TTIP, at her fantastic, life affirming (for activists at any rate!) talk last night.
Naomi plugged these actions at the very end of her talk and did not quite get the chance (maybe she was unaware)[…]

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Livestream – Manchester Climate March and Neo-Labour Conference.

Manchester Climate March and Neo-Labour Conference. Livestreams from TristanWoodwards and Timbernot
Original Invite:
On 21st September, on the eve of a historic UN summit on climate change in New York, people will take to the streets in their hundreds and thousands, in unprecedented mobilisations in many of the World’s largest cities. They will be calling[…]

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