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Latest Digest Week Ending 5th October 2014

Special report - Has PH1 leaked?

Blackpool air gets a new fresh message

Farmers against fracking

UK news highlights

The main stories

Lancashire opposition to fracking was shown in the air, with a flypast over Blackpool and Preston, and at Lancashire County Council, where Fylde farmers turned up with their tractors to state their opposition to Fylde farmland being fracked.

Opposition to fracking is mounting in the UK regions. After the disappointing Scottish "No" vote, Scottish politicians vowed their determination to fight Westminster over its plan to change fracking trespass law and determine their own shale gas future.

In Northern Ireland Tamboran's Fermanagh fracking licence expired and was not renewed. Tamboran now plan to seek legal redress.

In Wales a planning application by UK Methane (one of the cowboy Gerwyn Williams companies) was rejected by Neath Port Talbot council, to the satisfaction of campaigners against the plans.

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Any opinions here not quotes from the week's news reports are my own.
Alan Tootill

News As It Came In with links to original stories

Swinney: Fracking plans changed if Holyrood gets oil and gas powers

Noise fears scupper shale and methane gas drilling scheme in Pelenna Valley

Tamboran legal challenge to licence termination

Farmers drive tractors in city centre fracking protest

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