Fracking activists in Lancashire lose high court bid to stop drilling – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2017 in energy, environmental protection, fracking, news, planning by sally

‘Lancashire residents fighting to block a fracking site have said they are “truly dismayed” after losing a high court legal challenge.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2017

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High Court rules fracking can go ahead in North Yorkshire – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in energy, environmental protection, fracking, news, planning by sally

‘Anti-fracking campaigners have lost their legal challenge to a decision to allow fracking to take place in North Yorkshire.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

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UK advertising watchdog admits it was wrong to ban Greenpeace fracking advert – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2016 in advertising, complaints, energy, environmental protection, fracking, media, news by tracey

‘The UK’s advertising watchdog has admitted it made the wrong decision when it banned a Greenpeace advert last year which claimed fracking would not cut energy bills.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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Campaigners begin judicial review of North Yorkshire fracking project – OUT-LAW.com

‘A coalition of campaigning groups led by Friends of the Earth has filed an application for judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s recent decision to grant planning permission to a shale gas fracking project.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th July 2016

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Activists seek judicial review of Yorkshire fracking decision – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2016 in energy, environmental protection, fracking, news, planning by sally

‘Anti-fracking campaigners have applied for judicial review of a council’s decision to allow use of the gas extraction technique in North Yorkshire.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2016

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Fracking: Planning for an energy nirvana? – The 36 Group

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in energy, fracking, licensing, news, planning by sally

‘“Fracking”, or rather hydraulic fracturing is a subject that fosters great passion and concern in many. The word “frak” was recently used as an expletive in a remake of a 1970’s television classic, to replace another well known Anglo-Saxon curse, and in Swedish fräck means “audacious”, “shameless” or “bold”.’

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The 36 Group, April 2016

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Fracking under national parks backed by MPs – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2015 in energy, fracking, news, parliament, regulations by tracey

‘MPs have voted to allow fracking for shale gas 1,200m below national parks and other protected sites. The new regulations – which permit drilling from outside the protected areas – were approved by 298 to 261.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2015

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Roseacre Wood fracking row: high court gives go-ahead for judicial review – The Guardian

‘Campaigners in one of the UK’s key fracking battlegrounds have been given the green light to bring a judicial review of Lancashire county council’s decision to allow seismic monitoring equipment at proposed drilling sites.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2015

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Government ordered to publish redacted fracking report in full – The Guardian

‘A heavily-redacted government report on the impacts of fracking on house prices, businesses and services in rural areas must be published in full, the UK’s information commissioner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2015

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Greenpeace anti-fracking advert banned for claiming support of ‘experts’ – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2015 in advertising, charities, energy, environmental protection, fracking, news by sally

‘A Greenpeace advert opposing fracking has been banned for claiming experts agreed that the process would not cut energy bills.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2015

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Fracking will be allowed under national parks, UK decides – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2015 in bills, energy, environmental protection, fracking, news, parks by tracey

‘Amendments to infrastructure bill unpick earlier protections, meaning companies just outside parks will be able to drill horizontally below them.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2015

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Fracking compensation to be increased – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in compensation, energy, fracking, news by sally

‘Government hopes extra funds for affected communities will quell opposition to controversial method of extracting fuel.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2014

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Anti-fracking protesters’ Convention rights against private landowners – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 18th, 2014 in energy, fracking, freedom of expression, human rights, news, repossession, trespass by tracey

‘Manchester Ship Canal Developments v Persons Unknown [2014] EWHC 645 (Ch). The Chancery Court has ruled that Convention rights may be engaged in disputes between private landowners and trespassers, thereby making it incumbent on the court under Section 6 of the Human Rights Act to balance the trespassers’ rights under Article 8 against the landowner’s rights under Article 1 Protocol 1.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th March 2014

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Article 8 and the Private Sector – NearlyLegal

‘In one sense, the possession claim in Manchester Ship Canal Developments v Persons Unknown [2014] EWHC 645 (Ch) follows a fairly predictable course. The Defendants were a group of activists who had set up camp on Barton Moss Lane, Manchester, in protest at the drilling program being undertaken by a company, Igas Energy plc. The Claimants had granted Igas a licence to drill on the land nearby and the protest was intended to deter the controversial fracking process which the activists feared would ensue.’

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NearlyLegal, 16th March 2014

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Anti-fracking campaigners in Salford can stay, court rules – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2014 in appeals, demonstrations, energy, fracking, human rights, news, public order, repossession by tracey

‘Demonstrators facing eviction from an anti-fracking camp have won 11th-hour permission to stay put while they go to the court of appeal. On Monday a judge at Manchester’s high court made an order for possession against the collective occupying land at Barton Moss in Salford, Greater Manchester. The order was to take effect from midday today. But eviction was stayed just before the noon deadline by the appeal court to give the protesters an opportunity to apply for permission to appeal.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2014

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Anti-fracking campaigners challenge eviction attempt in court – The Guardian

‘Anti-fracking protesters who have been camping by a drill site in Greater Manchester since late October have appeared in court to challenge attempts to evict them.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2014

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Pop stars’ daughter who glued herself to anti-fracking protester found guilty – The Guardian

‘The daughter of musicians Ray Davies and Chrissie Hynde has been found guilty after supergluing herself to a fellow anti-fracking protester outside the main gate of an exploratory oil drilling site.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2014

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Sussex landowners mount ‘legal blockade’ against fracking – BBC News

‘Landowners in the Sussex Downs National Park are mounting a “legal blockade” to block a potential fracking site. Solicitors for residents near Fernhurst, in West Sussex, have written to Celtique Energie and the Energy Secretary Ed Davey to explicitly deny permission to drill under their land.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2014

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Law could be changed to allow fracking below houses without owners’ permission – The Independent

Posted January 27th, 2014 in compensation, consent, energy, environmental protection, fracking, news, trespass by sally

‘Ministers are reportedly reviewing laws that would allow fracking to be carried out underneath houses without the permission of the owners.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2014

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Fracking fears as landowners lay claim to ancient rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2014 in energy, fracking, housing, land registration, news by tracey

‘Fears that landowners could use ancient rights to allow fracking under people’s homes have been raised following the disclosure on Wednesday that more than 73,000 claims to manorial rights in England and Wales have been received by the Land Registry. The claims have resulted in thousands of home owners being sent letters informing them that landowners or institutions have the rights to mineral extraction under their property. This has raised fears the landowners could try to exercise those rights for mining or fracking.’

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Daily Teelgraph, 16th Janaury 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk