Breaking: Activists ‘frack’ Lancashire County Hall

Posted by LiamBB — 4 September 2013 at 8:57am - Comments

Arriving to work this morning, staff at Lancashire County Council will find a fracking rig drilling outside County Hall in Preston. It's a fake fracking outfit - the same Frack & Go that struck in George Osborne's constituency ealier this year - but it gives a small taste of what being next door to a drilling operation is like.

It's particularly timely as the council planning committee will be deciding soon on a new application from Cuadrilla, the same company that has attracted huge protests in Sussex.

Fracking company ignores request for open debate on Twitter

Posted by jamie — 14 August 2013 at 11:17am - Comments

Yesterday, we asked fracking company Cuadrilla - currently being surrounded by protesters in the Sussex village of Balcombe - for an open, transparent debate on Twitter about, well, fracking. Sadly, we were rebuffed.

George Osborne is putting our energy future at risk. Let's stop him.

Posted by Richardg — 29 May 2013 at 5:30pm - Comments
George Osborne
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George Osborne can't take his foot off the gas

For once, we all agree. 82% of people want to see more renewable energy. Yet George Osborne is still trying to keep us hooked on fossil fuels. On Tuesday, MPs must pick a side.

Balcombe or bullshit?

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 24 May 2013 at 1:54pm - Comments
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“I know that everything I say sounds like utter fucking bullshit,” a top Cuadrilla PR executive told me yesterday when I asked him about the risks fracking poses to the sleepy Sussex village of Balcombe.

Blair's legacy to be demolished

Posted by Graham Thompson — 22 March 2013 at 2:19pm - Comments
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The third worst eyesore in Britain, according to readers of Country Life, and one of our top three polluters, closed forever today.

We're fracking George Osborne's village green!

Posted by kcumming — 4 March 2013 at 12:50pm - Comments

Under the guise of newly-formed fracking company Frack & Go, we've arrived en masse in the picturesque town of Knutsford in George Osborne’s Tatton constituency, to give local people a taste of what might happen if George gets his dash for gas and fracking goes ahead locally.

We are all No Dash for Gas

Posted by jamie — 27 February 2013 at 3:10pm - Comments
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No Dash for Gas at West Burton power station

Twenty-one people took direct action to stop the dash for gas and got slapped with a £5m lawsuit. Here’s how you can help them fight back.

The Battle for Britain has begun.

Posted by kcumming — 12 February 2013 at 4:15pm - Comments
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Was it when Chancellor George Osborne called us the environmental Taliban? When he announced he wanted to build 40 new gas-fired power stations and turn the UK into a “gas hub”? When he was revealed in our undercover investigation as trying to dismantle the Climate Change Act? When he rolled out the red carpet for fracking companies across England? Or when he vetoed a 2030 goal in the Energy Bill for carbon free electricity?

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