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Latest Digest Week Ending 7th December 2014

UK news highlights

The main stories

Yorkshire saw most of the action, with moves against the already-resited camp, and a lock-on. Ryedale campaigners sprung into action following the announcement that Third Energy aims to frack Kirby Misperton. Pants-on-fire Third Energy claimed disappointing results from conventional formations led to a change. Campaigners guessed all along the target was shale and fracking. Scottish protestors targeted the HQ of INEOS.

Greenpeace published a poll showing a majority of Lancashire people were against fracking. In Sussex a judge did not allow the judicial review of West Sussex County Council's grant of planning permission to Cuadrilla to go to the High Court. The legal team for the petitioners claimed significant major issues had been overlooked by the judge in making his decision.

The government launched what will no doubt turn out to be yet another sham consultation exercise, inviting comments on the environmental effects of fracking.


Legal teams started limbering up for the court case over the ban on fracking in its capital, Denton. New fears about hewalth risks from fracking chemicals were expressed in a new US report.

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

Community fears over Kirby Misperton fracking

Anti-fracking man superglues his hands together and locks himself to tanker at Crawberry Hill

Crawberry Hill anti-fracking protesters told to ‘take down tents and move caravans’

Greenpeace poll shows most people are against fracking

Natural gas: The fracking fallacy

Anti-fracking protestors bring their fears to the streets of Ryedale

Osborne plans ‘fracking fund’ for the North

Rocky start brought change of direction at fracking well site

Activists prepare to launch anti-fracking campaign in Clydebank

Environmental Groups File Motion to Intervene in Defense of Denton Fracking Ban

Balcombe protesters lose fracking court bid

Fracking chemicals could pose risks to reproductive health, say researchers

Fracking demo planned for Grangemouth INEOS HQ today

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