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What’s happening this week? 4 -10 July 2016

whats happening this week

DrillOrDrop’s weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event listings for the rest of July and later in the year here

Monday 4 July 2016

Date set by inspector at Cuadrilla fracking inquiry to deliver her report to the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Greg Clark. There is no statutory or scheduled date for Mr Clark to make or announced his final decision on the schemes. The inspector’s report will not be available until the Secretary of State announces his decision.

Film screening of The Truth about the Dash for Gas, 7pm, Sunshine House Community Centre, Wellington Street, Scholes, Wigan WN1 3SA. Details

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Red Lion, 109 Charles Street, Sheffield, S1 2ND. Details

Meeting of Keep East Lancashire Frack Free, 7m-9pm, The Old Library, Colne Road, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 1LL. Details

Ballot on motions for House of Lords debate on 21 July. The motions in the ballot include one by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (this house takes note of the regulations relevant to hydraulic fracturing for shale gas) Details

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Oil and Gas: planning and environment summit, 8.30am-4.30pm Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB. Confirmed speakers include: Ken Cronin, UKOOG; Neil McBride, Lincolnshire County Council; Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; Professor Peter Styles, Keele University. Details No press access for DrillOrDrop. Please let us know if you are attending.

Draw the line on fracking opposition rally outside Oil and Gas: planning and environment summit, 8.30am-4.30pm, Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB, Details

Public meeting about plans by Egdon Resources to produce oil from the Wressle-1 well site for 15 years. Time tbc, Red Lion pub, High Street, Broughton, DN20 0HY.

Shale gas and fracking: the science behind the controversy. Talk by Professor Michael Stephenson, director of science and technology at the British Geological Survey, about his book of the same title. 12 noon-1pm, Committee Room 10, House of Commons, House of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA. Free but need to register with Eventbrite. Details

Bassetlaw District Council votes on IGas proposals to drill for shale gas at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire. The final decision is made by Nottinghamshire County Council. 6.30pm, The Ballroom, Retford Town Hall, The Square, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 6DB Details and agenda

Demonstration against IGas planning application (see above), 6pm-6.30pm, outside Retford Town Hall, The Square, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 6DB. Details

Film evening by Frack Free Cotswolds screening The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas, followed by discussion, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start, Redesdale Hall, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0AW. Details

Film screening of Groundswell Rising, hosted by Newbury Against Fracking, 7.30pm-9pm, Acre Space, St Nicholas Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5PR. Details

Thursday 7 July 2016

Launch of updated 2015 Medact report on health and fracking. 10am-12 noon, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG. Currently fully booked. Details

Knostrop Organisers meeting 2, 7pm-10pm, Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ. Details

Friday 8 July 2016

Finding True North: Realising the Northern Powerhouse conference, housed by ResPublica, with speakers including MPs Greg Clark, Dan Jarvis, George Freeman and Lisa Nandy and the Academy Award winning director, Danny Boyle, 9.30am-6.30pm, The Lowry Theatre, Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ. Details

Friday 8 July-Saturday 6 August 2016

Fracked! Or: Please don’t use the F-word. New play by Alistair Beaton which looks at plans to frack in a village and the campaign to stop it, starring James Bolam and Anne Reid. Tickets from £20, evening performances 7.45pm, Saturday matinees 2.45pm. Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP All 33 performances near or completely sold out but check website for returns. Details

Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event listings for the rest of July and later in the year here

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  1. PLEASE LET DRILL OR DROP KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SCOTLAND..JOINT MEETING OF THE BROAD ALLIANCE/FRIENDS OF THE EARTH DAY SCHOOL..SEE THE FERRET FOR COLlUSION BETWEEN SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT AND 2 LARGE POWER COMPANIES IN BUILDING WIND FARMS TO DETRIMENT OF HARBOUR PORPOISES IN THE MORAY FIRTH AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS AND EXCLUSION OF THEse GROUPS AS STAKEHOLDERSSEE ALSO JUNE THE GLsgowherald >

  2. What – no wind, no gas? How do you propose we generate our electricity? However I agree with you on this one. Offshore wind farms are bad for marine ecosystems but we will continue to see new ones with the CFDs and or whatever replaces these. If Scotland went Independent a lot fewer people would have to pay for these inflated costs and the RO schemes for earlier wind farms, on and offshore. Scotland has / is building as many wind farms as possible as the English pay the majority of the subsidies (more people).

    The other issue with offshore wind turbines is that some of them are suffering from seabed scour and the columns are starting to move slightly. This in turn causes bearing problems which have an impact on gear boxes.

    Watch out for comments on exploding porpoises coming on this board soon.

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