Diary

Drilling Diary – June 2015

Events, meetings and key dates on fracking and onshore oil and gas this month:.

  • Lancashire County Council votes on Cuadrilla’s Fylde fracking applications
  • National anti-fracking rally in Preston
  • Demonstration and council debate in Ryedale
  • European Parliament vote on fracking moratorium
  • Closing date on EA consultation on standard rules to replace permits
  • Consultation opens on Third Energy environmental permit application
  • Mass lobby of Parliament

And more Wednesday 10th June 2015

Peaceful demonstration outside Ryedale District Council office, Malton, YO17 7HH, 10am start Details on Frack Free Kirby Misperton Facebook page

Ryedale Area Committee of North Yorkshire county Council debates fracking in Ryedale, following a Frack Free Ryedale petition signed by 1000+ people, 10.30am, , Ryedale District Council office, Malton, YO17 7HH Details Environment Agency consultation opens on Third Energy’s application for an environmental permit Details Energy debate

North West Energy Chat, live phone debate on fracking organised by Centrica, hosted by former BBC North West political editor, Jim Hancock. Panel includes Mark Lappin, Head of Exploration for Centrica, Francis Egan of Cuadrilla and Bev Robinson of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Economic Development Company. 5pm start, Details

European Parliament votes on report on energy security strategy, which includes an amendment calling for a moratorium on fracking Details

Thursday 11th June 2015 Closing arguments in appeal by Europa Oil and Gas for refusal of planning application for an borehole at Bury Hill Wood, nr Leith Hill. Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG, 10am start Details Frack Free Wrexham Meeting, 7pm-9pm, Borras Protection Camp Details

Saturday 13th June 2015 Dudleston Community Protection Camp families day, Brooklands Farm, Dudleston, SY12 9JG, 11am Details

Monday 15th June 2015 Friends of the Earth Don’t frack Lancashire petition to be presented to Lancashire County Council. Petition link here

Closing date for comments on Environment Agency consultation on new standard rules for some oil and gas operations Link to consultation

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Third Energy application for environmental permit to frack at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. Environment Agency public drop-in session, Kirby Misperton Village Hall, 12 noon-8pm Details

Wednesday 17th June 2015

Climate Coalition, which includes Friends of the Earth, organises Speak Up Mass Lobby of Parliament on fracking and climate change. 1pm-5pm Details

Reclaim the Power, London Gathering, 5pm-8pm, St James’s Park, London SW1A 2BJ Details

Thursday 18th June 2015

Medact public meeting: Fracking in Lancashire – what are the risks to health? St John’s Minster, Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BT, 7pm-8.30pm. Free but need to register to attend. Details and link to registration

Sunday June 21st 2015

Reclaim the Power – organising towards COP21, 1pm-7pm, The Hive community centre, 260-264 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4DG Details LancsEvents

Tuesday June 23rd 2015

Lancashire County Council planning committee considers Cuadrilla’s application to drill, frack and test up to four wells at Preston New Road, County Hall, Fishersgate, Preston PR1 8RL, 10am-3.30pm

The Frack stops here 2: National anti-fracking rally outside Lancashire County Council, County Hall, Fishersgate, Preston PR1 8RL, 9am-5pm Details 

Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum on shale gas in the UK: regulation, addressing challenges, and energy security, Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD Details

Wednesday June 24th 2015

Lancashire County Council planning committee considers Cuadrilla’s application to drill, frack and test up to four wells at Preston New Road, County Hall, Fishersgate, Preston PR1 8RL, 10am-6pm

The Frack stops here 2: National anti-fracking rally outside Lancashire County Council, County Hall, Fishersgate, Preston PR1 8RL, 9am-5pm Details

Reclaim the Power, South East Gathering, 7pm, venue tbc Details

Thursday June 25th 2015

Lancashire County Council planning committee considers Cuadrilla’s application to drill, frack and test up to four wells at Roseacre Wood, County Hall, Fishersgate, Preston PR1 8RL, 10am-3.30pm

The Frack stops here 2: National anti-fracking rally outside Lancashire County Council, County Hall, Fishersgate, Preston PR1 8RL, 9am-5pm Details

Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Department of Energy & Climate Change, keynote speaker at British Photovoltaic Association’s Solar Celebration Summer Party, Peers Dining Room, House of Lords. Free but need to register. Details

Friday June 26th 2015

Lancashire County Council planning committee considers Cuadrilla’s application to drill, frack and test up to four wells at Roseacre Wood, County Hall, Fishersgate, Preston PR1 8RL, 10am-6pm

The Frack stops here 2: National anti-fracking rally outside Lancashire County Council, County Hall, Fishersgate, Preston PR1 8RL, 9am-5pm Details

Updated 10/6/15 to include details of Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum on shale gas on Tuesday 23rd June

Updated 11/6/15 to include details of Environment Agency drop-in session at Kirby Misperton on Tuesday 16th June.

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