• Drilling Starts At Blackpool Fracking Site As Firm Launches £100,000 Community Fund

    • Date: 17/08/17
    • Blackpool Gazette

    Shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has begun drilling at its Preston New Road site in its bid to tap into reserves of natural gas in deep lying rocks known as the Bowland Shale. Preston New Road site land owners, Rosalyn, left, Andrew, Pam and Allan (seated) Wensley start the drilling rig, with Cuadrilla driller Thorsten Strathmann And […]

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  • Breaking: Drilling Begins At Cuadrilla’s Lancashire Shale Gas Site

    • Date: 17/08/17
    • Drill or Drop

    The shale gas firm, Cuadrilla has confirmed that drilling began today at its site at near Blackpool. The Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton will see the first horizontal shale gas exploration wells in the UK. A spokesperson for the company said drilling began early this afternoon but was unable to give a precise […]

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  • UK Shale Exploration Drilling Starts Next Week

    • Date: 17/08/17
    • Lancashire Popst

    £2.9m spent already in county as fracking moves closer Gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has issued an update to its “Putting Lancashire First” commitments tracker. The latest figures show that the site construction work during April to June this year, at the company’s shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, has more than […]

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  • Green Energy Lobby Attacks Royal Society For The Protection of Birds

    • Date: 16/08/17
    • The Times

    A coalition of businesses has called on one of the UK’s most powerful charities to stop fighting plans for a major off-shore wind farm and warned that the livelihoods of hundreds of families are at stake. Twenty-nine companies claim that the continued legal action by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) could […]

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  • BBC: The Climate Debate And Freedom of Speech

    • Date: 15/08/17
    • Climate Scepticism

    The BBC is absolutely committed to impartial and balanced coverage on this complex issue. Paul Matthews,who is on holiday, draws our attention to this article on the BBC site. I could have added a link under my last article, but it seems important enough to quote in full, and to give it the maximum publicity. Commenters please […]

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  • Britain In The Grip Of Coldest Summer Holidays in 35 Years

    • Date: 14/08/17
    • Paul Sims, The Sun

    Britain is in the grip of its coldest summer holidays for 35 years. Temperatures in London have failed to get any higher than 73F (23C) since schools broke up on July 19. The holidays began with cold and stormy weather A dog walker is dressed for winter rather than summer It has been a similar story in […]

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  • Critics Attack ‘Rushed And Unambitious’ Energy Cost Review

    • Date: 14/08/17
    • Jonathan Ford, Financial Times

    A five-strong advisory panel assisting Dieter Helm with a UK government-commissioned review into energy costs will only have time to meet a handful of times because of a tight deadline. One member of the panel said participants had little idea of what the structure of these meetings would be, or how they were expected to […]

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  • Lord Lawson Was Right To Criticise Al Gore’s Scaremongering

    • Date: 13/08/17
    • Tim Newark, Sunday Express

    Lord Lawson has been strongly criticised for his attack on An Inconvenient Sequel, the latest scaremongering climate change film by Al Gore, but he is right to say our energy bills could be reduced if we cut out bogus green fuel taxes. Following Lord Lawson’s Radio 4 interview on the Today programme, the Green Party […]

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