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The Bigger the Bribe, The Bigger the Lie. By Vanessa Vine.

The annual reports of the British Geological Survey show that it is not averse to receiving funding from the oil and gas industry. Similar wild claims of recoverable shale reserves in California were this week exposed as being 96% overhyped .. and the Monterey shale boom is now bust.
Why does an industry that purports[...]

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Even more ways to poison the water supply.

The fight against our right to live with clean air, land and water is intensifying. These are even worse than what the Frack Free groups have been fighting against, these are Coal Bed Methane extraction and Underground Coal Gasification.
With the connivance of the government, local and national, these corporations want to make profits, while[...]

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First arrests at Crawberry Hill Community Protection Camp

Ben’s story: “On thurs 15th may I woke up at Crawberry Hill Community Camp as part of the anti-fracking movement.
At approx 9:15am a local Ellerington crane driver from Bishop Burton arrived, to gain entry to the site in order to remove dangerous, toxic water.
The crane driver (a local lad) turned sharply around a[...]

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Open Letter to the Greater Manchester Police, by Colin Gong.

Breach of Bail Charges Dropped, by Colin Gong.
I just heard from Lizars Solicitors that my trial for Thursday has been cancelled … charges dropped.
As anticipated , I have mixed feelings about it – on the one hand it saves us doing a long and expensive journey …. but on the other it saves[...]

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Police were not doing their duty at Barton Moss

Cross-posted from Hazel Hedge’s blog
At Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on the morning of 9th May, PC Genge was on the stand. We watched video footage of him and other officers pushing people along Barton Moss Road. At one point Genge’s fist was in the small of a protector’s back. The day before, an[...]

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Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Court, 8.5.14

By Em, occupier and protector: charged with obstructing highway and officer; case dismissed
Yesterday, cases were dropped and protectors were acquitted. Today in Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court, things were no less action-packed.
Kate – who had been in jail in Birmingham for breaching bail since turning up to help with Barton Moss Camp clear-up,[...]

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Upton Community Protection Camp & Other Updates.

 
 
Upton Community Protection Camp, Cheshire is looking AMAZING. The camp is set-up on the only land in the county that fracking company Dart Energy have all required permission(s) to drill.
Camp address: Duttons Lane, Upton-by-Chester CH2 2PE
See the camp’s FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/UptonProtection
Read about Dart’s plans for the region here: http://frack-off.org.uk/dart-frack-attack-multi-well-program-in-midlands/[...]

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Barton Moss up for Observer Ethical Awards.

Barton Moss up for Observer Ethical Awards. by Vanessa Vine.
On hearing a few days ago while on the road (well, on top of a cliff) in Wales that I’d been shortlisted for the Observer Ethical Campaigner of the Year award, I felt honoured by and grateful for the acknowledgment.
I’d been delighted a couple[...]

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Ministers want to change trespass law to boost fracking.

Ministers want to change trespass law to boost fracking.
The Home Office has confirmed that the trespass law will be changed to facilitate fracking… in other words, companies will be able to drill and frack under our homes and land without our permission, and will be able to install pipes to transport the gas under[...]

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