Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site grabbed the attention of readers during 2018. Seven of the 10 most-read posts on DrillOrDrop in the past 12 months were about activities or protests at the site. Also in the top 10 posts with readers were Europa’s surprise announcement that it was […]
2018 was a year of firsts for fracking and the campaigns against it, with successes and setbacks on both sides of the argument.
A year ago today, Cuadrilla began work at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool in Lancashire, the first site in the UK to host and frack horizontal shale gas wells.
On the last day of Christmas, DrillOrDrop’s review of 2017 in pictures reaches December, with images of the eviction of a camp at Horse Hill in Surrey, an anti-fracking march in Pickering in North Yorkshire, Buddhist blessings, festive protests and a campaign against Barclays.
Two days left in our review of 2017 in pictures. November has images from Preston New Road in Lancashire, Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire and Horse Hill in Surrey.
October 2017 saw a tea lady kettled and an 85-year-old dragged across a road during anti-fracking protests. Cuadrilla held its first live web tour of Preston New Road and UKOG was pictured with three bottles of oil from its Broadford Bridge site. A rig was delivered and briefly […]
DrillOrDrop’s year in pictures reaches September 2017, with images from Lancashire, North Yorkshire, West Sussex, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Surrey.
Day 8 of our review of 2017 in pictures and we’ve reached August.
DrillOrDrop’s year in pictures reaches July when the group, Reclaim the Power, co-ordinated protests outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, the company’s offices and premises belonging to contractors.
DrillOrDrop’s review of the year’s pictures reaches mid-summer with images of an eviction, two drilling sites, seismic testing and continuing protests outside Cuadrilla’s operation near Blackpool.