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Fracking


News in brief

22 April 2014
Tories want to slash poor fund | Radioactive waste could contaminate Cumbria’s coast | No requirement to build “affordable” housing in new garden cities | Companies could “frack” for shale gas under private land more easily

Swansea gears up to take on fracking

08 April 2014
Opponents of fracking and other forms of gas extraction being planned for South Wales met in Swansea last week.

Protesters say no to 'fracking' for gas in Farndon Bridge

18 March 2014
Around 250 people protested last Sunday in Farndon Bridge, near Chester, against Dart Energy’s plans to drill there.

Over 1,000 join protest to say no to fracking

11 March 2014
An anti-fracking camp faces eviction despite a big demonstration in its support, reports Katrina Lawrie

Frackers under pressure from campaigning

04 March 2014
Socialist Workers Party member and author Martin Empson was set to debate officials from fracking firm Cuadrilla on Monday of this week

Anti-fracking protest called in central Manchester against IGas

25 February 2014
Anti-fracking campaigners have called a protest in central Manchester against drilling by IGas on Barton Moss, Eccles on Sunday of next week.

Fracking protester set to sue the cops

11 February 2014
A protester arrested at the anti-fracking protest camp in Barton Moss near Eccles, Greater Manchester is set to sue Greater Manchester Police over a “trumped up” arrest.

Locals and trade unionists join forces against fracking Barton Moss

28 January 2014
IGas is looking for gas near Salford—but opposition is growing, writes Katherine Jacobs

Council workers and anti-fracking protesters unite in Salford

21 January 2014
Some 200 council workers and anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the Swinton Civic Centre on Wednesday of last week.

Protest in Salford as Cameron goes "all out" for fracking

14 January 2014
David Cameron has announced a bribe worth up to £1.7 million a year in business rates to councils that allow fracking for shale gas.

Fracking campaign continues at Barton Moss

07 January 2014
Daily protests against exploratory drilling for fracking, or shale gas extraction, are continuing at Barton Moss in Eccles, Greater Manchester. 

Anti-fracking campers defy the cops in Eccles

17 December 2013
Protesters blocking the entrance to a fracking test site near Eccles, Greater Manchester, added a giant wind turbine blade to their camp on Monday of this week.

Unions back camp against fracking

10 December 2013
Around 250 protesters turned out to support those camping at Barton Moss in Salford against exploratory drilling for shale gas. 

Resisting the frackers in Eccles

03 December 2013
Around 60 people came together to resist the plans of iGas to extract coal methane and then begin fracking at Barton Moss in Eccles, Greater Manchester.

Anti-fracking protesters set up camp in Eccles

26 November 2013
Protesters have set up a camp in Eccles, Greater Manchester, against plans to drill for gas in Barton Moss.

Anti-fracking protesters begin new phase of protest

03 September 2013
Anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, Sussex, began a month of rolling direct action on Monday of this week.

Balcombe anti-fracking protest camp grows

27 August 2013
Hundreds of people continue to protest against Cuadrilla Resources’ drilling operation in Balcombe, West Sussex.

Shale gas firm forced to halt drilling as activists camp out

20 August 2013
 More than 1,000 people marched through the West Sussex village of Balcombe on Saturday of last week, against plans to frack for shale gas.

Fracking - is the gas price bubble about to burst?

06 August 2013
Sections of Britain’s ruling class are desperate to find a magic solution that can end the crisis. Some hope copying the US fracking boom could be it.

Fracking - it's deep and it's dangerous

06 August 2013
Fracking aims to extract gas and oil locked in shale rocks by blasting them with a mixture of water, sand and chemicals and fracturing the rocks.

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