Updated: Anti-fracking camp relocates from Derbyshire drilling depot


170713 Chesterfield Reclaim the Power3 Protest outside Marriott Drilling, 13 July 2017. Photo: Reclaim the Power

Campaigners against fracking who established a camp outside a drilling supply company in Derbyshire have relocated.

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Cuadrilla breached environmental controls at Lancs fracking site, official documents reveal

Incidents back in February/ early March, hopefully the EA are still watching what is happening at the well pad with surface water!


pnr 170623 flood Katrina Lawrie Surface water at Preston New Road in June 2017. Photo: Katrina Laurie

The shale gas firm, Cuadrilla, breached its environmental permit twice in the early stages of the operation at its fracking site near Blackpool.

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Pedal Power To The People!

Manchester to Blackpool cycle race thanks to Reclaim the Power today Thursday 29th July.



That’s Manchester TV interview on the Tour de Lancashire


Anti-frackers link up across the North-west in 50 mile cycle ride

Photo opportunities: Thursday 20th July 2017

Manchester Piccadilly Gardens 1100-1130

Barton Moss Lane, Salford 1300-1330

Bolton – roundabout at Cranfield Road, near AE Yates, BL6 4SB around 1500

Anti-fracking campaigners are preparing to pedal towards a frack free future in a 50 mile bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool on Thursday 20th July 2017

This is the latest event in an unprecedented month of “Rolling Resistance” against the fracking industry in July 2017 building upon, and amplifying huge opposition to fracking across England

Bradley Funky Wig from Lancashire, who is taking part in Thursdays’ ride said “From Barton Moss to Bolton, Preston to Blackpool, Burnley to Blackburn, Lancaster to Kirby Misperton, Hull to Newcastle, Carlisle to Northumberland, people across the North are resisting the fracking industry and…

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Live updates from Fylde fracking meeting

A very well attended meeting in Lytham with people turned away! Important information about the fracking industry and lack of regulations!


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More than 450 people filled Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion Theatre for the first town-hall style meeting on fracking in Fylde for more than two years. The event has been organised by Fylde resident and engineer, Mike Hill, and chaired by Charles Metcalfe. DrillOrDrop is reporting live from the meeting. We will try to add the full presentations where they are available.

10.18pm: Closing “This is your chance to defend the Fylde”

Meeting chairman Charles Metcalfe says it is now down to local people.

Fracking is expected to start in September and it is likely to run for 24 hours a day, he says. “That will be very hard on local people”, he says.

“People have worked very hard to stop fracking, no one more than Mike Hill”, Mr Metcalfe.

“If ever you have not seen eye to eye with one another this the moment to set those differences aside.

“You have only…

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