Less than half the arrests at long-running protests outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site have so far ended in convictions, according to figures from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
Environmental campaigners have dismissed Surrey County Council’s use of the term “extremism” for anti-fracking protests.
A long-awaited consultation is underway on new guidance for policing protests.
East Yorkshire council has closed the road to Rathlin Energy’s oil and gas exploration site at West Newton.
Policing at two IGas shale gas sites in Nottinghamshire has cost nearly a million pounds, campaigners have revealed.
The government is to pay almost all the extra costs of policing protests outside Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.
About 10 police officers supported the eviction of a camp that had been monitoring operations at Rathlin Energy’s oil exploration site at West Newton in East Yorkshire.
The government is to provide £4.3m towards the cost of policing anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, Lancashire’s police and crime commissioner confirmed this afternoon.
Councillors in Lancashire are to ask the Home Secretary to pay for policing at anti-fracking protests from central government funding.
Police officers outnumbered shale gas opponents at times during the delivery of the first rig to the IGas exploration site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire.