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Protesters swing on ropes to blockade Cuadrilla suppliers' Carnforth quarry

27/3/17: Two people were arrested today after protesters from Bristol Rising Tide blockaded the entrance to the Aggregate Industries quarry at Leapers Wood in Carnforth. The protesters were suspended on swings which were rigged onto height restriction bars at the quarry entrance.

Film screening: "The Bentley Effect"

Repeats every day until Wed Jan 17 2018. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 19:30 at The Dukes Gallery, Lancaster LA1 1QE

Fight Fracking Film Night

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00 at The Borough, Lancaster

Unite Against Fracking National Day of Action at Preston New Road

25/2/17: Cat Smith MP and Lancs County Councillor Gina Dowding address anti-fracking campaigners holding a National Day of Action centred on Preston New Road today, where Cuadrilla are attempting to set up drilling pads. The rally was part of a national day of action against fracking.

Former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett back in Lancaster

2/11/16: Tomorrow evening Natalie Bennett, former leader of the national Green Party will be speaking at a collaborative event between Lancaster University Politics Society and Lancaster University Young Greens, to discuss the shale gas industry, green energy and Natalie’s view on fair public administration.

Protests over Barclay's ownership of fracking company

22/10/16: Lancaster anti-fracking campaigners are so angry that Barclay's Bank is financing fracking in Yorkshire through its subsidiary company Third Energy that they joined with visiting activist groupReclaim the Poweron Friday lunchtime to protest peacefully (if somewhat noisily) outside Barclay's Lancaster branch with banners, leaflets and a mobile sound system to draw attention to the bank's...

'Cuadrilla men followed us and filmed our children', parents claim

12/10/16: Tina RotheryAt a well-attended meeting at Lancaster Friends Meeting House yesterday, Lancaster residents started organising the local response to Secretary of State Said Javid's recent decision to allow Cuadrilla to frack at Little Plumpton, near Blackpool. Lancashire County Council had previously refused planning permission.

Government forces fracking onto Lancashire

6/10/16: 06.10.16 Demonstrators protesting today's decision The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javidtoday allowed Cuadrilla's appeal against the county council's decision to refuse permission for fracking at the Preston New Road site, subject to conditions.

Government U-turns on promise to protect heritage wildlife reserves from fracking

23/7/15: Map of Cuadrilla's Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence for the region of Lancashire (PEDL165) Philip Mitchell of North Lancs Green Party reports to Virtual Lancaster that, despite an earlier commitment to do the very opposite, the government is now in the process of removing protection from Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs),our most important nature sites.

New Dates Set For Lancashire Shale Gas Decisions

13/5/15: Lancashire County Council has scheduled new dates in June for its Development Control Committee to make decisions on planning applications for shale gas development at two sites in the county.

County Council continues Fracking Consultation for two more weeks

17/4/15: Fracking tanker at Barton Moss Although today is officially the final day for members of the public to 'have their say' in Lancashire County Council's (LCC) consultation on two controversial fracking applications, County yesterday confirmed that, as they have not yet set a date for the hearings, they will continue to accept submissions from the public for "at least another two weeks", which would...

County Councillors call for government to release DEFRA fracking report

25/2/15: Today Lancashire County Council have rejected a planning application by Cuadrilla for a further prospective fracking site at Singleton. The ruling is separate to the Cuadrilla applications for two fracking sites at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood which the council deferred last month following legal advice, pending additional public consultation.

Lancs County Council defers fracking decision 8 weeks

28/1/15: Tractor procession of farmers against fracking arriving at County Hall today At the same time that a moratorium on fracking was being announced in Scotland, Lancashire County Council's (LCC) Development Control Committee today resolved to defer their decisions on the planning applications relating to sites at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood in light of the submission of further information by...

Fracking battle heats up: leaked Osborne letter shows plan to force permits through

27/1/15: Conservative Chancellor George OsborneCuadrilla will be seeking a deferment to the decision on their Fylde fracking applications at tomorrow's meeting of Lancashire County Council's (LCC) Development Control Committee. The committee will initially decide whether to defer or whether to take the decisions this week.

MPs pressure David Cameron to release uncensored Fracking Report

19/1/15: A total often MPs have now called for DEFRA’s censored ‘Shale Gas Rural Economy Impacts’ report to be released in full, including four MPs from David Cameron’s own party. Last week, atthe House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committeeinquiry on the environmental risks of fracking, three MPs made requests to see the complete report.

Friends of the Earth film reveal passionate opposition to Fracking across Lancashire

16/1/15: Take Action Now. Keep Lancashire Frack Free. from Friends of the Earth EWNI on Vimeo. Friends of the Earth has releaseda video documenting the views of Lancashire people on fracking, as part of its long campaign to stop fracking in the County, which is now at a crucial moment.

Campaigners fight for full disclosure of Fracking Economic Report

12/1/15: Campaigners are calling on the government to release the its Shale Gas Rural Economy Impacts report published in July in full, before MPs are asked to vote on the contentious Infrastructure Bill.

County Council sets January dates for decisions on shale gas

16/12/14: Lancashire County Council has scheduled two days in January 2015 for its Development Control Committee to make decisions on planning applications for shale gas development at two sites in the county.

County's fracking decision deadlines postponed to 31 January

28/11/14: Farmers objecting to Cuadrilla's fracking applications hold mass tractor rally through Preston in October Lancashire County Council has now agreed with Cuadrilla that decisions on two planning applications for shale gas development (fracking) will both be made by 31 January 2015 to allow time for consultation on further details provided as part of the planning process (More about this below).

Fracking poses risk to public health says County Council assessment

11/11/14: 11.11.14 Toxic seepage: Cuadrilla's original drilling site at Preece Hall Farm (photo taken before site was shut down) Last Thursday Lancashire County Council considered the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on Lancashire’s two fracking site applications

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