Drilling diary Dec 2014

Events about fracking and onshore oil and gas in December

  • Second reading of the Infrastructure Bill in House of Commons
  • Decision on Dart’s planning application for Ellesmere
  • Campaigning in Lancashire and Falkirk
  • Gayzer Frackman takes his anti-fracking campaign to Brussels
  • High Court eviction hearing about Rathlin’s West Newton site

Monday, 01 December 2014
Lancashire anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, due to arrive in Brussels after walking 360km from Downing Street over a forntight. He will join another campaigner who has walked more than 2,000 km from Pungesti in Romania. More details soon

Tuesday, 02 December 2014
All Party Parliamentary Group on unconventional oil and gas meeting: State of the Industry, 10am. Invitation event Details

Thursday, 04 December 2014
Oral evidence in Steve Lipsky libel case, Texas Supreme Court Details

Friday, 05 December 2014
Eviction hearing over base of environmental monitors outside Rathlin Energy’s West Newton site, Hull County Court, Lowgate, Hull, HU1 2EZ Details

Saturday, 06 December 2014
Friends of the Earth: Gathering support for a Frack Free Lancashire – Preston and Accrington, 11am-3pm Preston town centre; 11-3pm Accrington town centre, Details

Sunday, 07 December 2014
No Fracking Falkirk demonstration outside the headquarters of Ineos, 2pm, Bo’ness Road, Grangemouth FK3 9XH Details

Monday, 08 December 2014
Infrastructure Bill expected to have its second reading debate in the House of Commons Details

Saturday, 13 December
National two-day meet and exchange for groups campaigning against fracking and onshore drilling. Leicester. Venue to be confirmed Details

Tuesday, 16 December
Meeting of Shropshire Council’s North Planning Committee, expected to decide on Dart Energy exploratory drilling application for site near Ellesmere, 2pm, Shrewsbury/Oswestry Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND Details

Friday, 19 December
Deadline for comments to the planning inspectorate for Celtique Energie’s appeal against refusal of planning permission to drill near Wisborough Green and Kirdford. Comments should be sent to Alan.Ridley@pins.gsi.gov.uk or posted to the planning inspectorate 
at Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN

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