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NEW SALFORD FRACKING LICENSE MEANS MOST OF THE CITY UP FOR DRILLING
 

Star date: 19th December 2015

FRACKING LINED UP FOR WORSLEY, CLIFTON, WALKDEN, PENDLEBURY, LITTLE HULTON AND SWINTON INCLUDING THE CIVIC CENTRE

This week saw the Government award a new license to Hutton Energy which covers huge swathes of the city which weren't previously banked by IGas around Eccles and Barton Moss.

The new license, awarded days after the Paris Climate Conference, means that a huge area is now up for fracking, including Worsley, Swinton, Clifton, Pendlebury, Little Hulton and Walkden. Nowhere outside Central Salford is now safe from the frackers, including Salford Civic Centre.

Full details here...


Salford Frcaking Map Salford Fracking Opposition Barton Moss Anti Fracking Protest
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This week, and days after the Paris Climate Conference, the Tory Government handed out new licenses for fracking in the `14th onshore oil and gas licensing round'.

While IGas already had the rights to frack around Eccles, Irlam, Cadishead and, infamously, Barton Moss, the new license awarded to Hutton Energy, covers areas including Worsley, Clifton, Pendlebury, Little Hulton, Walkden and Swinton, including the Civic Centre.

"These new licences mean thousands more people are at risk from dangerous fracking on their doorsteps" states Anna from Friends of the Earth "Fracking poses significant risks to people's health and local environment, as well as being incompatible with tackling climate change and the promises made in the recent Paris climate change agreement...it's more important than ever that we stand together to reject dirty dangerous fracking and demand a clean, safe energy future."

Meanwhile, Hutton's Managing Director David Messina commented: "We do not expect any wells to be drilled before year three of our work programs, at which point we will work closely with local communities during the planning application stages. We are committed to ensuring that residents are fully informed of our operations and understand the process of oil and gas exploration."

When IGas began exploratory drilling at Barton Moss, hundreds of Salford people joined the daily protests, and Hutton could expect similar resistance, particularly with the risk of rigs around Victoria Park, Swinton Golf Club, Blackleach Country Park and beauty spots in Clifton and Worsley.

To see an interactive fracking area map produced by Friends of the Earth click here and enter your postcode

To order a Friends of the Earth Stop Fracking Action Pack click here

To join one of the many anti-fracking groups in Salford search Facebook for `fracking'

Tahir Chakotai (Independant Housing Advocate) wrote
at 08:35:49 on 25 December 2015
This Salford Star story does make a great deal of sense, and could be directed at many Salford Council Development Ventures. It is alleged by an anonymous geological source that the council wanted to support and buy into the Salford Reds Stadium, not because it will make a profit as a growing business, but for what lies beneath it. I say no more..............

diane steels wrote
at 09:46:39 on 21 December 2015
Ready with a tent when needed !!

go hutton wrote
at 08:08:52 on 20 December 2015
for an un-limited supply of hot gas a put well in the rear car-park at civic centre

white wrote
at 18:02:57 on 19 December 2015
Won't the government do what it has done on the Fylde; take the ultimate planning decision away from the local authority?

susan brook wrote
at 15:59:00 on 19 December 2015
i am appalled and will do what i can to help the anti frackers ..e mail me anything that helps thanks

Michael F in Salford wrote
at 15:58:57 on 19 December 2015
Salford's Mayor should immediately place a No Go Zone Order on Salford, stopping fracking. Frack is unproven territory. Creating a Public Health and Safety Order in Salford means Fracking Business would be terminated forthwith.

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