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Fracking on private land to be permitted in Queen’s Speech.

On Wednesday, the Queen is to announce a “reform” of trespass laws, which will allow fracking companies to drill on and under private property without asking permission.
“… the technique, which has already been proven to cause small earthquakes in the US. A number of studies have also revealed water pollution, and the practice has[...]

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At last BBC politics show sticks it to pro frackers ?

It is immensely frightening that MPs and government departments spew out information on TV as though it is factual, to thousands of viewers, without first checking the source and checking the credibility of the information. The Sunday Politics Show (South East) presenter Julia George put MP Tim Loughton right.
The LibDem candidate does not support[...]

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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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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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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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April Weekend of Activism by Carl Green.

It’s been a very busy weekend with lots happening, I hardly noticed it went so quick. by Carl Green.
The Barton Moss crew and locals were out in Manchester with a Wake Up Manchester rally, all streamed and what a fantastic time they had. Music, fun and lots of info distributed a well deserved success.[...]

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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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Free Kate McCann Vigil, HMP Birmingham Prison

Free Kate McCann Vigil, Free All Political Prisoners.
Kate has been involved in lock-ons and peaceful direct action at Barton Moss Community Protection Camp. Now, a judge has sent Kate to jail until 29th April for breaching bail  Рby going back to the Camp to help clean it up, after the iGas drilling rig[...]

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