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Long journey for anti-fracking protestors ends in Hull

Around a hundred and fifty people took part in a march in Hull today to protest against fracking. Organised by Frack Free East Yorkshire the demonstration was to raise awareness of the arguments against the controversial process of extracting gas

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Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney calls for immediate halt to fracking

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has co-signed a petition with more than 150 other famous names calling on the Government to immediately suspend the UK’s fracking drive. The 166-word letter, published today in The Times, describes how the dash to

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Antifracking organisations in United Kingdom

Dear friends. If you want to find out details about fracking in your country, or to connect with the world antifracking movement in your country, contact one of these organisations. Barton Moss Community Protection Camp : https://www.facebook.com/BartonMoss Bromley Against Fracking

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France’s Total to invest in Britain’s shale gas quest

London Jan 11, 2014 (Reuters) – Total is set to become the first major oil company to invest in Britain’s nascent shale gas industry, boosting the industry’s profile in a country seen as one of Europe’s strongest prospects for unconventional

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Moratorium on fracking announced by Newfoundland government

Reviews, public consultations needed before policy developed, minister says Natural Resources Minister Derrick Dalley has declared a moratorium on fracking in the province. Dalley started off the fall sitting in the House of Assembly by announcing that the government will

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Exclusive: Leaked letter reveals UK pressure on shale

European Voice, 15 January 2014 By Dave Keating Internal document lays out strategy for convincing the Commission to drop plans for fracking legislation. A leaked UK government internal document dating from November, seen by European Voice, details a concerted lobbying campaign

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England-Wales

Political situation There’s still a de facto moratorium on fracking after first test-frack triggered earthquakes in April 2011. A Government decision is expected soon and they will almost certainly say fracking can start again. The key will be what conditions

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Northern Ireland

Political situation December 2011: the Green Party brought forward a motion to the Northern Ireland Assembly calling for a moratorium on fracking in Northern Ireland. The motion was passed by a majority. The Assembly motion calling for a moratorium on

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Scotland

Political situation GOVERNMENT is skirting the issue. When asked in April 2012 at First Ministers questions whether he had any concern about the environmental and climate implications of fracking, Alex Salmond responded: “A number of concerns about fracking have been

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