The Scottish Government has turned its back on jobs and manufacturing with its announcement this afternoon on banning fracking, said INEOS shale in the past few minutes. The industry body, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, said the decision was based on “dogma not evidence or geo-political reality.”
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In the past half hour, the Scottish Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, announced to the Scottish Parliament: “Fracking cannot and will not take place in Scotland”.
Police officers using specialist climbing gear removed an anti-fracking protester this afternoon from a small wooden tower outside Third Energy’s gas site at Kirby Misperton.
Researchers meeting in Birmingham this week are to discuss a major study which aims to update evidence on the impact of fracking.
Campaigners have identified two sites in Sheffield as possible destinations for fracking waste.
In this week’s listings Exhibitions in Warsop for and against shale gas exploration; “Town hall” meeting to plan fracking research; Court case on Broadford Bridge protests; Green Party co-leader speaking at Preston New Road; Harvest Festival gathering at Kirby Misperton; Fundraising art auction
In this week’s update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Anti-fracking campaigners join the Take Back Manchester march; Lock-ons and lorry surfing at Kirby Misperton; Horn-honk convoy and rally at Preston New Road Farmers Against Fracking gathering at Kirby Misperton