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October 28, 2017

This is a more lighthearted post than normal, but with a serious message. You, the reader, can take away your views on whether he is with us or against us from the farce described below. It describes a visit to the Rt. Hon Kevin Barron's surgery on 27th October by two...

October 25, 2017

Analysis of US fracking sites suggests pollutants including airborne particulates and heavy metals could affect neurodevelopment of babies and children.

Pollutants released during fracking processes could pose a health risk to infants and children, according to research...

October 20, 2017

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 Irelan...

October 18, 2017

ROTHERHAM councillors formally ruled out fracking on public land at a meeting earlier today.

The dominant Labour group on Rotherham Borough Council had proposed a motion not to allow drilling for shale gas on council-owned or council-controlled land in the borough. Prop...

October 10, 2017

Petrochemical company backs down after earlier refusal to the Guardian’s request to hand over the legal document

A multinational firm has backed down and disclosed a legal document that it used to justify a controversial sweeping injunction against anti-fracking protest...

October 6, 2017

The comment below was posted on the Woodsetts Parish Council website 2/10/17.

The recent consultation process from Ineos has caused much anger and concern in the Village and the Parish Council wants to thank the residents who have mobilised and worked tirelessly on a ma...

October 5, 2017

Rotherham Council are releasing their response to the Ineos screening report now. Main message - they are not going to require a full environmental impact assessment.  The Harthill application will go to a special planning board meeting end November. An application for...

October 4, 2017

Theresa May has told Calendar fracking "has a role to play" in the British energy industry after the Scottish government announced a ban on the controversial process.

The prime minster said work to extract shale gas needed to be properly regulated and communities should...

October 3, 2017

Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse says allowing unconventional extraction of coal and gas would put climate goals at risk.

The Scottish government has banned fracking after a consultation found overwhelming public opposition and little economic justification for the indus...

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