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UK Fracking: August 2017 Drilling headlines

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AUGUST 2, 2017  

DrillOrDrop’s August2017 digest of news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily. For headlines from previous months, click here

9 August 2017

UKOG drills sidetrack at Broadford Bridge oil site after section of borehole is “washed out”. DrillOrDrop report

Lidsey: Drilling approved but rig delayed and planning permission breached within days of council warning. DrillOrDrop report, Energy Voice and Proactive Investors

Actors Sue Jameson and James Bolam join residents to hand in objections to exploration plans at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex. DrillOrDrop report

Campaigners raise fears as fracking firm INEOS gets injunction to prevent ‘militant’ protest. The Winsford Guardian reports on the INEOS injunction and reaction from local campaign groups. See DrillOrDrop report on 31 July.

These are the oil drilling sites active or awaiting commission in and around Surrey. Get Surrey reports on sites at Horse Hill, Leith Hill, Brockham and Bletchingley, which all have planning or environmental permit applications with regulators.

Cheap Gas and Money for Schools: An Oil Industry Plan to Save the World. DeSmogUk reports on a UN-sanctioned document which outlines the oil and gas sector’s vision to be a “key part” of efforts to encourage sustainable development. DeSmog says the document was written by International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA), the oil and gas industry’s main access point to the UN climate negotiations. It was co-authored by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, which has previously provided hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to coal power plants in the name of economic development.

8 August 2017

Date set for Cuadrilla lock-on trial. DrillOrDrop report on preliminary court hearing on lock-on protest on 3 July involving three local councillors. Blackpool Gazette, The Visitor….

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