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Bob Dennett, Frack Free Lancashire [centre], celebrates victory against Cuadrill

From the Fracking Frontline: Bob Dennett on Lancashire’s historic rejection of fracking

After Lancashire County Council unexpectedly rejected Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Preston New Road on Monday, I wanted to hear a bit more of the story from someone at the frontline of this monumental decision. Bob Dennett is a co-founder of Frack Free Lancashire. He told me a bit about the story that led to Monday’s campaign win, and the fight that still lies ahead.
LiamBB - 1 July, 2015 - 10:08 - Comments

Lancashire fracking decision is a huge victory for people power

Yesterday, something incredible happened. For the second time in just seven days, Lancashire county council said no to fracking.
Richard Casson - 30 June, 2015 - 13:22 - Comments

What happened to the Airplot?

There's a story on the Guardian website today which has thrown up questions about what happened to the land that we bought some years ago to block plans for a third runway at Heathrow. It claims that the land was sold back to its original owner (which is true, and with good reason) and that we didn't publicise this (which is also true, also with good reason).
sgelmini - 25 June, 2015 - 17:18 - Comments
Don't frack our future

Fracking deadlock: Will Lancashire councillors stay strong against the fracking industry?

As I write this, the Lancashire County Council planning committee charged with approving or rejecting Cuadrilla’s applications to frack for shale gas in the county, is at a stalemate. With seven members of its fifteen moving to approve the application at Preston New Road, seven standing to reject it, and one councillor abstaining, the vote - which was...
LiamBB - 25 June, 2015 - 14:57 - Comments

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

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.
Richard Casson - 19 June, 2015 - 12:10 - Comments
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