2nd April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day three – afternoon evidence A former oil engineer arrested at protests outside Cuadrilla’s exploration site at Balcombe told his trial this afternoon that fracking was a “folly” and a “false promise”.
Police did not give group of Balcombe anti-fracking protesters written details of protest conditions
2nd April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day three – morning evidence A group of anti-fracking campaigners who took part in a sit down protest near the gate of Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe were not given written notices of where they could legally demonstrate, a court heard […]
1st April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day two – afternoon evidence A police officer on duty at the Balcombe anti-fracking demonstrations described this afternoon how he used the pressure point technique on a campaigner taking part in a sit-down protest.
“Controls on Balcombe anti-fracking protest designed to prevent disruption to Cuadrilla” – defence lawyer tells trial
1st April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day two – morning evidence The temporary chief constable of Sussex was accused this morning of agreeing to controls on the Balcombe anti-fracking protests for six days last summer to prevent disruption to the oil exploration company, Cuadrilla.
31/3/14 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns in its latest report that health, homes, food and safety are likely to be threatened by rising temperatures. Chris Field, co-chair of the IPCC working group, said: “The report concludes that people, societies, and ecosystems are vulnerable around the world, but with […]
1st April 2014 Transcripts of last week’s parliamentary questions and statements on the discussions about shale gas at the European Council and Nuclear Security Summit. With thanks to theyworkforyou.com 26/3/14 Statement to the House of Commons by David Cameron The Council agreed to encourage that by doing more to […]
31st March 2014 Section 14 trial: Day one – afternoon evidence Police feared environmental campaigners might break into Cuadrilla’s drilling site at Balcombe and climb the rig during the No Dash for Gas climate camp in August last year, a court heard this afternoon.