Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/936/24621

From The Socialist newspaper, 15 February 2017

Toxic fracking could start in England in 2017

The Tories' approval for new fracking in the UK is a watershed decision, photo John McSporran (Creative Commons)

The Tories' approval for new fracking in the UK is a watershed decision, photo John McSporran (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

John Sibbald, Wakefield and Pontefract Socialist Party and Frack Free Wakefield

It appears very likely that fracking is about to start in England in 2017. Permission has already been granted at Little Plumpton in Lancashire and in North Yorkshire where the Kirby Misperton protection camp has been established.

Protests have also been held in Sherwood Forest. Here it has recently emerged that Ineos, which has the licence for this area, has been threatening landowners who refuse permission to carry out seismic testing.

This is not surprising considering that the boss of Ineos is Jim Ratcliffe, famous for threatening his workers during the Grangemouth dispute in 2013.

Now in order to make the public believe that fracking is safe, four public bodies - the Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Public Health England - are touring the country holding drop in sessions.

They were due to visit Wakefield on 7 February and the Socialist Party, along with other activists, planned a demonstration outside the venue.

However, a few days before, the event was cancelled. We don't know why but a local councillor suggested that "maybe they were worried about a confrontation".

I would urge others to check if one of these events is scheduled for your local area, full details are at drillordrop.com.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 15 February 2017:


What we think

Council cuts can be fought - and they must be

Corbyn needs to stand up to Brexit rebels


Socialist Party news and analysis

March to save #OurNHS

Resist Trump and his rotten policies: why I'm walking out on 'Day X'

Socialist Students: growing, brimming with confidence

Thousands march to defend Glenfield heart centre

Save child refugees, fight the cuts

Prison deaths scandal

Super-rich subsidised


International socialist news and analysis

Spain: clear win for left at Podemos conference!

CWI and Izquierda Revolucionaria - towards unification

Izquierda Revolucionaria central committee meeting

French presidential election

France: police attack triggers protests

Yemen solidarity


Workplace news and analysis

United fightback needed as entire grade of rail worker is at stake

"Disgraceful" treatment of sacked EHRC workers

Vibrant Picturehouse pickets in continued living wage strike

Ultimatum as Deliveroo drivers down tools in Brighton

Solidarity with Tesco Ireland Valentine's Day strike

PCS union pledges to fight Jobcentre job losses

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Anti-trade union laws used against 'Trees Action' protesters

Support floods in for the Cardiff no-cuts three

The Socialist: 20 years old and more important than ever

Toxic fracking could start in England in 2017

May Day greetings in the Socialist

New Socialist Party press


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

No, Trumpism is nothing like Leninism

Foreign aid's not the problem - it's capitalist thieves

Vivid visual account of the Paris Commune

The Socialist inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 15 February 2017   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Fracking:

triangleFracking mess

triangleClimate change protest in London on 12.4.19, photo Mary Finch

triangleToxic fracking gets the go-ahead while protesters jailed

triangleAnti-fracking protesters jailed

triangleFracking companies backed by government and courts

Wakefield:

triangleCouncils can fight cuts!

triangleTory plan to hold dinner at coal mining museum defeated

triangleWakefield Socialist Party: Socialists and the National Question

triangleWakefield Socialist Party: Universal Credit - the Tories' latest assault on the poor

Socialist:

triangleYork Socialist Party: Was Marx right about the economy?

triangleYork Socialist Party: Why we need socialist change to stop climate change

triangleYork Socialist Party: What is Socialism?

Health:

triangleTV: Young, British and Depressed - "What is wrong with our society that all these people are feeling this way?"

triangleHealth workers strike against 2,000 loss of pay

Oil:

triangleOil firms spend $1bn fighting climate laws: 'Green New Deal' needs socialist policies

Yorkshire:

triangleOrgreave injustice - 35th anniversary march and rally

Lancashire:

triangleVictory for Stagecoach bus strikers!

Demonstration:

triangleLondon: Demonstration against Trump

Gas:

triangleNewham gas workers' strike threat

Environment:

triangleSocialist change to end climate change

Health and safety:

triangleNewham housing repairs workers announce strike dates

North Yorkshire:

triangleHarrogate academy workers strike against closure

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

21/8/19

Liverpool

Liverpool RMT seafarers protest against super-exploitation

20/8/19

Asda

Workers reject 'Martini' contract

16/8/19

Kashmir

Anger continues to mount over imposition of direct rule

14/8/19

Lincolnshire

Health workers strike against 2,000 loss of pay

14/8/19

Leeds

Leeds estate residents push back private development

14/8/19

Socialist Party Scotland

Dundee: young workers meet

14/8/19

Worcester

Hereford and Worcester: stop the fire cuts!

14/8/19

Far right

Far right seen off at Oxford Circus

14/8/19

Occupation

Harland and Wolff occupation continues - renationalise to save the shipyard

14/8/19

Bradford

Bradford: All-out action to defeat backdoor NHS privatisation

14/8/19

Airport

Summer of airline industry strikes against low pay and worsening conditions

14/8/19

Walthamstow

After the fire: fight for facilities for all

14/8/19

Retail

Fight back against the retail bosses!

12/8/19

Equity

Equity: reject UK Theatre's pay cut deal

6/8/19

Hull

Hull: Karro Food meat processors strike against poverty pay

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999