In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Labour rallies at Kirby Misperrton and Preston New Road; Suffragette-style protest at Pickering Conservative offices; Sit-down and lorry protest at Preston New Road; Slow walk protests; Anti-fracking rally in Sherwood Forest; Acquittal of Greenpeace […]
Three environmental campaigners who blocked the entrance of the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex were found guilty this afternoon under trades union legislation. But one of them who took part in a similar protest a few weeks later was acquitted of the same offence.
In this guest post. Stephen Kingston, editor of The Salford Star, reports on the implications of the acquittal of two anti-fracking campaigners arrested for walking in front of lorries outside the IGas exploratory gas site at Barton Moss.
An inquiry has been provisionally scheduled for August next year to hear Celtique Energie’s appeal against the refusal of planning permission for exploratory drilling in West Sussex.
Sussex Police has agreed to withdraw five cautions accepted by people arrested at last year’s anti-fracking protests at Balcombe.
Was the police operation at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests designed to deter protesters or test new techniques for the future?
12th May 2014 Now that all the trials arising from the Balcombe anti-fracking protests are over, Ruth Hayhurst – who attended almost all the cases – reflects on what the policing strategy sought to achieve.
1st May 2014 Cheers from the public gallery greeted the words of District Judge Peter Crabtree: “Mr Welsh you are free to go.”