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1 May 2019

Fracking mess

The government's fracking tsar, ex-Labour MP Natascha Engel, has quit six months into the job.

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17 October 2018

Toxic fracking gets the go-ahead while protesters jailed

After seven years of an England-wide ban on fracking, high court judge Justice Supperstone has overturned a request for an injunction on the soon to be opened fracking site in Lancashire run by Cuadrilla.

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3 October 2018

Anti-fracking protesters jailed

Three anti-fracking activists became the first environmental protesters to be imprisoned since 1932

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29 August 2018

Fracking companies backed by government and courts

A lot has happened on the fracking front in recent months. Notably, fracking companies Cuadrilla and Ineos have been awarded High Court injunctions which, in effect, restrict many forms of legitimate protest.

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7 March 2018

Derbyshire says: No fracking way!

"No fracking way" was the chant by the hundreds of people from groups all over Derbyshire and Yorkshire at the end of a three-mile march between Clowne and Bolsover on 24 February

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13 December 2017

Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

Ineos has been allowed to bypass planning procedures with elected councillors

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6 September 2017

Anti-fracking campaigners' legal fight

Ineos, the largest shale gas exploration company in the UK was granted an interim injunction against anti-fracking protesters on 31 July

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15 February 2017

Toxic fracking could start in England in 2017

It appears very likely that fracking is about to start in England in 2017

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12 January 2017

Fracking protest in Sherwood Forest

Over 300 people came together to protest against plans by chemical giant Ineos to carry out seismic surveys in Sherwood Forest

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1 June 2016

Stop Ryedale fracking

A Yorkshire council has permitted the UK's first fracking operation since 2011. The Socialist Party opposes fracking, and fights for public ownership of energy and mass investment in green technology. Fracking is destructive wherever it happens. Anti-fracking campaigners must call for a ban on it everywhere - not just, as some prominent activists are demanding, in places of scenic beauty.

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22 April 2015

Dallas dreams or fracking nightmare?

Oil reserves have been discovered in the Horse Hill area around Gatwick airport. The chief executive of UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG) claimed there were up to 100 billion gallons of oil

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28 January 2015

Tories and Labour refuse moratorium on fracking

This government cares more about profits for energy companies than it does about what happens to people

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Barton Moss anti-fracking protesters, March 2014, photo D Murphy

Barton Moss anti-fracking protesters, March 2014, photo D Murphy

9 July 2014

Fracking: short-term profit before safety

A recent major study - released by the British Geographical Survey and Environment Agency - has raised fresh concerns over the potential of fracking to contaminate our drinking water

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14 May 2014

Anti-fracking hustings in Manchester

Over 90 people attended a hustings organised by Frack-Free Greater Manchester to test the parties' attitudes to fracking

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22 January 2014

Fracking - profiting from environmental destruction

"We're going all out for shale" - said David Cameron at the same time as he announced bribes to councils and local planning authorities in order to spread fracking operations across the country

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4 December 2013

Fracking comes North...

Fracking has come to the Tories' 'desolate North' - and with it the anti-fracking movement, which is beginning to strike roots in Salford, Greater Manchester

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12 December 2012

Fracking - gas profit dash could wreck climate

In his Autumn Statement, Con-Dem chancellor George Osborne announced a new 'dash for gas' including fracking, the technology used to obtain gas and oil trapped in shale rock, writes Pete Mason.

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Hydro fracking, photo Creative Commons/ Mike Norton

Hydro fracking, photo Creative Commons/ Mike Norton

2 May 2012

The government's fractured energy policy

A dangerous gas extraction practice - 'fracking' - will likely get government approval in Chancellor Osborne and energy secretary Ed Davey's new "dash for gas", writes Pete Mason, East London Socialist Party.

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