In December 2016 the Church of England (the Bishop of Salisbury) produced a paper on shale gas, which is very weak in its presentation of the case against fracking and thus implicitly supports it. Since then, the report has received criticism. Below are two reports documenting this criticism: Mike Hill[…]

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INEOS Safety

(Image courtesy of Frack Free South Yorkshire) The INEOS Track Record on Safety and Health According Jim Ratcliffe, a multi millionaire who wants his company to frack the Sherwood Forest area “a lot of opposition to fracking is based on hearsay and rumour. In the US they have drilled one[…]

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In January, the Government accepted an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill (now Act) that would have banned fracking in all groundwater source protection zones (SPZs), which are the areas that are designated to protect drinking water aquifers. During the House of Commons debate on the Infrastructure Bill on 26th January, Amber[…]

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Frack Free Notts is urging everyone who treasures Sherwood Forest and the legend of Robin Hood to be heard by making strong responses to a Government consultation on future drilling for oil and gas extraction. Sherwood Forest has been earmarked by the Government as one area where fracking for shale[…]

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Below are three actions you need to take right now (or two if you live in Nottingham City) Respond to the Government consultation on Habitat Regulation Assessments The government wants to allow drilling, including fracking, everywhere except within the boundary of a small area of protected ancient woodland around the Major Oak[…]

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This week DEFRA released the unredacted version of their report on shale gas and rural communities. You can see why the Government wanted it to be redacted – see highlighted points here from Greenpeace. We urge you to write to your MP about this, using the below text. You can[…]

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Medact’s new report, Health & Fracking: the impacts & opportunity costs, concludes that hydraulic fracturing for shale gas (‘fracking’) poses significant risks to public health and calls for an immediate moratorium to allow time for a full and comprehensive health and environmental impact assessment (HIA) to be completed. Health & Fracking: the[…]

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