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Drilling diary – Jan/Feb 2015

Key events on fracking and onshore oil and gas

  • Westminster rally against oil and gas clauses in the Infrastructure Bill
  • Report stage of Infrastructure Bill
  • Lancashire County Council planning meeting on Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in Fylde
  • Rallies against Cuadrilla’s Fylde applications
  • No Fracking Falkirk rally
  • and more

Sunday 25th January 2015

No Fracking Falkirk – the Peoples’ Voices Peaceful protest, 2pm-4pm, opposite INEOS Head Offices, Boness Road, Grangemouth FK3 9XB Details

Monday 26th January 2015

No fracking in Lancashire, no fracking anywhere rally, 12.30pm start, Old Palace Yard, west side of St Margaret Street/Abingdon Street, opposite Houses of Parliament, Westminster SW1P 3JX. Speakers: include: Bianca Jagger, Vivienne Westwood, Caroline Lucas MP, Vanessa Vine (Founder of Frack Free Sussex and BIFF! Britain & Ireland Frack Free), John Ashton (Former UK Government Special Representative for Climate Change), Hannah Martin (Reclaim the Power), Yasmin Quershi MP, Julian Huppert MP. Details

Report stage of the Infrastructure Bill. Debate starts after questions at 2.30pm (likely to be about 3pm), House of Commons, Westminster. Likely to be webcast. Link

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 for World 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. Details

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 Details

Lancashire County Council planning committee to decide 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: Cuadrilla have asked for this meeting to be deferred – see our report

Meeting about fracking, 7-9pm, Grangemouth Town Hall, Bo’ness Road, Grangemouth. Details

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

Lancashire County Council planning committee meet to consider Cuadrilla’s planning application LCC/2014/0101 to frack up to four wells at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde, 1pm onwards, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8RL. Note: Cuadrilla have asked for this meeting to be deferred – see our report

Friday 30th January

Lancashire County Council planning committee continuation meeting to consider Cuadrilla’s planning application for Roseacre Wood. Note: Cuadrilla have asked for this meeting to be deferred – see our report

Wednesday 4th February 2015

Public meeting on fracking, 6.30pm, Milton Rooms, Malton, North Yorkshire. Panel members include: John Dewar of Third Energy, independent chartered engineer Mike Hill; Professor Richard Davies of Newcastle University; and Chris Redston of Frack Free Ryedale. Admission by ticket only. Details

Saturday 7th February 2015

RIC (Radical Independence Campaign) Summit against unconventional gas extraction 9am-5pm, The Peace Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU Details

Wednesday 11th Friday 2015

Meeting about fracking by Don’t Frack The Briggs, 6pm-7pm, Bishopbriggs Library, East Dunbartonshire Details

Thursday 19th February

Triple Divide film screening Feature-length documentary of fracking in theUSA, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Hamilton House events space, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY. Details and tickets

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