2017 in pictures – January

During the Christmas period, DrillOrDrop is looking back over 2017 through a collection of photographs. Each day, starting today with January, we’ll be publishing images from the 12 months of the past year.

Thank you to everyone who suggested photographs or gave permission for their images to be used. For our written review of 2017, click here.

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Jackie from Dorking is arrested while slow walking near Angust Energy site at Brockham.  Charges against her were later dropped. 10 January 2017. Still from video by Jon O’Houston.  See the full video here


Slow walking of vehicles delivering to Angus Energy site at Brockham, 17 January 2017. Photo: Brockham Protection Camp


Snow at the Kirby Misperton Protection camp in North Yorkshire, 13 January 2017. Photo:  Ian Crane


Meanwhile work is underway at Cuadrilla’s site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, 13 January 2017. Photo: Ros Wills


Lorry arriving at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, 26 January 2017. Photo: Neil Terry

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Protesters at Preston New Road  in January 2017 (composite). Photos (from left):  Ros Wills, Ros Wills, Tina Rothery

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First lock-on at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, 31 January 2017. Photo: Ben Dean


Opponents of shale gas development at Marsh Lane near Eckington gather outside an INEOS exhibition on 31 January 2017. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Look out for images from February 2017 on 26 December 2017.


5 replies »

  1. Thanks for your unrivalled coverage of fracking throughout 2017. If only the major news outlets covered the story as much as you do. You provide an amazing service to everyone and I hope you manage at least one day off over Christmas!

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