Guest Post by Mat Hope: “Secretive industry conference” seeks to persuade people fracking is a good idea

So much money is being poured into pushing this dirty industry to the exclusion of good people!


PNR 170321 Ros Wills Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton near Blackpool, 21 March 2017. Photo: Ros Wills

A secretive fracking conference sponsored by Dow Chemical and Halliburton and featuring speakers from a range of publically-funded government agencies is taking place somewhere in Birmingham today. In this Guest Post, Mat Hope, of Desmog UK, reports on what is known about the conference and what it is has sought to keep quiet.

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Campaigners take minister to court over consent for Lancashire fracking plans


Preston New Road 10 March 2017 Frack Free Creators Knitting Nannas of Lancashire Preston New Road shale gas site. Photo: Frack Free Creators Knitting Nannas of Lancashire

Opponents of plans to frack in Lancashire will be at the High Court in Manchester on Wednesday to challenge the approval of planning permission for Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site.

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Judge grants injunction for Cuadrilla’s fracking site – but rejects protest area proposal


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A High Court judge has granted an injunction outlawing public access to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool.

But his honour Philip Raynor QC refused the company’s application to exclude from the injunction a protest area on land about 175m from the site entrance.

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