Opposition

Drilling diary – January 2015

Key events and activities in January on fracking and onshore oil and gas, including the Infrastructure Bill vote, demonstrations and decisions on Cuadrilla’s Fylde planning applications.

Wednesday 21st January

Petition hand-in to Lancashire County Council on Cuadrilla planning applications, 9am-10am, County Hall, Preston PR1 8RL Details

Thursday 22nd January

Shale gas – miracle fuel or environmental hazard? Talk by oil and gas industry insider Mike Hill, hosted by Imperial College Energy Society, 6.30pm-8pm, EFL Student room, Room 116, 1st Floor, Electrical Engineering, Imperial College. Link to college campus directions and map. Free but registration required here.

House of Lords questions on discussions with the Welsh Government on the devolution of powers over fracking for gas Details

Friday 23rd January

Presentations on Cuadrilla’s planning application LCC/2014/0101 to frack up to four wells at Roseacre Wood, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8RL Planning committee web page

Sunday 25th January

No fracking Falkirk – The people’s voices peace protest II, 2pm-4pm, opposite INEOS Head Offices, Boness Road, Grangemouth FK3 9XB Details

Monday 26th January

House of Commons vote on the Report Stage of the Infrastructure Bill Details

Urgent rally: No fracking in Lancashire, No fracking anywhere, 12.30pm-3.30pm, Old Palace Yard, west side of St Margaret Street/Abingdon Street, (opposite Houses of Parliament, Westminster SW1P 3JX) Details

Presentations on Cuadrilla’s planning application LCC/2014/0096 to frack up to four wells at Preston New Road, County Hall, Preston PR1 8RL Planning committee web page

Tuesday 27th January

Does East Lancashire want fracking? Discussion meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, Burnley Central Methodist Hall, Hargreaves Street, Burnley, BB11 1DU Details

Fracking for the Nation? Activists and Academia Forum – Centre forWorld Environmental History, 6pm, Room 144, Jubilee Building, University of Sussex. Discussion with: Beki Adam, independent candidate in 2015 general election; Emily Cox,  former advisor to eon and Greenpeace; Brenda Pollack of Friends of the Earth; Ian Elioart, Lib Dem Councillor on Lewes District Council; and a Green Party representative.

Wednesday 28th January

The Frack Stops Here Demonstration against Cuadrilla planning application for Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood, 9am-5pm, County Hall, Preston PR1 8RL

Lancashire County Council decision on Cuadrilla’s planning application LCC/2014/0096 to frack up to four wells at Preston New Road, 10am onwards, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8RL. Note: on 23/1/15 Cuadrilla asked for this meeting to be delayed

Thursday 29th January

The Frack Stops Here Demonstration against Cuadrilla planning application for Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood, 9am-5pm, County Hall, Preston PR1 8RL Details

Lancashire County Council decision on Cuadrilla’s planning application LCC/2014/0101 to frack up to four wells at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde, 10am onwards, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8RL. Note: on 23/1/15 Cuadrilla asked for this meeting to be delayed

[Updated on 18/1/15 to add Fracking for the Nation? event on Tuesday 27th January

Updated on 19/1/15 to included changed times to Shale gas – miracle fuel or environmental hazard? talk on 22/1/15]

[Updated on 24/1/15 to include Cuadrilla request to delay planning meetings on its applications at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood and to correct date of Falkirk rally]

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