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BiBRewind in our Frack Free Bed in Barn – discount for active campaigners
Web: www.bedinbarn.com or visit www.airbnb.com F:  BedinBarn

Review from an anti-fracker campaigner:
Thank You Ineke and Benji for a wonderful time in this amazing place. A wonderful retreat for groups, families couples or individuals. Set in the beautiful Ox mountains, Tobercurry. Fabulous easy to challenging walking and cycle trails.

Access to Courts in Environmental Matters Legal Standing of NGOs

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http://www.ejtn.eu/Documents/About%20EJTN/Independent%20Seminars/EU%20Environmental%20Law%20Seminar%207-8%20October%202013/NGO%20access%20to%20justice%208%20october%20FINAL%20send%20189%20pages.pdf

The false promise of fracking and local jobs

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http://theconversation.com/the-false-promise-of-fracking-and-local-jobs-36459

  1. Susan Christopherson

    Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University

Disclosure Statement

Susan Christopherson receives funding from The Heinz Endowment

The Conversation is funded by the following universities: Aberdeen, Bath Spa, Bangor, Bath, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Brunel, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan, City, Coventry, Durham, Edinburgh Napier, Essex, Glasgow Caledonian, Goldsmiths, Huddersfield, Hull, King’s College, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Northumbria, Nottingham, The Open University, Queen Mary University of London, Queen’s University Belfast, Salford, Sheffield, Southampton, Stirling, Surrey, Sussex, UCL, Warwick and York.

It also receives funding from: Hefce, Hefcw, SAGE, SFC, RCUK, The Nuffield Foundation, The Ogden Trust, The Wellcome Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Alliance for Useful Evidence

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The Descent – A Cautionary Short Story About Fracking

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The Descent – A Cautionary Short Story About Fracking
http://www.refracktion.com/index.php/the-descent-a-cautionary-short-story-about-fracking/

All characters appearing in this story are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead, or awaiting judgement in heaven, is purely coincidental.

Father Jack Fracket surveyed the wintry scene from a distance. He checked his  Timex “Celestial TimeMaster” watch – it was 2:30 pm on January 16th 2020 and he had not long since left the deathbed of Mrs Elsie Thornton – known to the world as Auntie Elsie. Elsie had survived the fuel poverty she had suffered as a result of  successive UK government’s inept handling of energy policy, but her long slow death from cancer had been hard for her family. Father Jack,  who had always been an ardent supporter of fracking, felt a special responsibility and a gnawing guilt for her suffering.  Elsie’s doctor had laid the blame squarely on the pollution from the fracking wells which had been drilled just 100 yards from her home 4 years before, and even in her last days, as she faded away in her bed at home, she had had little peace as the 40 lateral pad was still in noisy operation all the day and all of the night.

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Unpacking fracking – recordings of public meeting are now available

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http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1497-unpacking-fracking-in-ryedale.html

A public meeting to learn more about fracking was held at the Milton Rooms, Malton on Wednesday, 4 February 2015.

This meeting, facilitated by Ryedale District Council, followed a unanimous decision by councillors to hold an impartial public meeting on fracking to raise public awareness.

Speakers at the meeting included:

  • John Dewar – Third Energy
  • Chris Redston – Frack Free Ryedale
  • Mike Hill – Independent Chartered Engineer
  • Professor Richard Davies – Newcastle University

PDFs of the presentations are attached below.
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Investigation underway into more breaches at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton drill site

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Drill or Drop?

Investigation underway into more breaches at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton drill site
http://drillordrop.com/2015/02/19/investigation-underway-into-more-breaches-at-rathlin-energys-west-newton-drill-site/

The Environment Agency is investigating what action to take against a Rathlin Energy exploratory drilling site in East Yorkshire as evidence emerges of more breaches of its permit conditions.

DrillOrDrop reported earlier this month that the West Newton hydrocarbon site in Holderness, north of Hull, breached eight permit conditions over the period of three months, between early July and mid-September 2014.
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Are they fracking for gold?

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by Zen Gardner  21 March 2014
http://www.zengardner.com/fracking-gold/

This is revelatory. Not only could it co-explain the voracious fracking campaign being waged on the planet, but perhaps even the utilization of HAARP-type technology to create earthquakes in many parts of the world.

It would make a lot of sense. That our planet is being “undermined” is no secret. The wanton destruction of our home is unfathomable. While oil and gas extraction appears to be the primary goal of fracking, this research tells us somewhat of a different, potential reason.

See for yourself if this doesn’t make you wonder:

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How Can Cameron Stop Fracking Causing Earthquakes? Easy. Change the Definition of Fracking.

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How Can Cameron Stop Fracking Causing Earthquakes? Easy. Change the Definition of Fracking..
http://www.desmog.uk/2015/02/20/new-fracking-definition-infrastructure-act

David Cameron’s government has snuck a new definition of fracking onto the statute books – allowing hydraulic fracturing for shale gas to take place outside the new regulatory regime.

Cuadrilla’s exploratory fracking, which caused two earthquakes in 2011 at Preese Hall in Lancashire, would not be classified as hydraulic fracturing under the new official definition set out in the controversial Infrastructure Act.
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Sinn Fein – Conference – Enniskillen – Fifty grades of clay and other fiction.

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Fifty grades of clay and other fiction.

Just back from the Sinn Fein Fracking Conference at the Lough Erne Hotel in Fermanagh.. well if its good enough for Putin , Cameron and the rest of the G8 then it’ll be as we say in Fermanagh – grand job.

One of the key messages for me was from Professor Ingraffea who said we must not look at ‘fracking’ but describe this industry in terms of conventional or unconventional, and that ANY well that targets unconventional (tight) reservoirs is an unconventional well. Indeed this is industry parlance.  Unconventional wells are those which target Shales, tight sandstones and also coals (Coal bed methane). Continue reading