Lancashire Police is “reviewing tactics” after three officers dragged 85-year-old campaigner Anne Power across a busy road during anti-fracking protests in Lancashire.
The government suggested today that Lancashire could still receive financial help towards the cost of policing protests against Cuadrilla’s plans to frack for shale gas near Blackpool.
After announcing an indefinite moratorium on fracking in Scotland, the Scottish Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, faced questions from MSPs. DrillOrDrop has picked out some of the key points from across the parliament.
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”.
Ministers revealed this week that ambulances were called six times to incidents at or near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in July and that government departments discuss anti-fracking protests.
The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, promised Labour’s support to protesters outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool during a visit this afternoon.
The Environment Agency has made five visits to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site since November 2016, of which one was unannounced, according to written parliamentary answers this week.