In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Demonstrations outside council meetings in Chester and Rotherham; First “lorry surfing” protest at Misson Springs; Lock-on trial verdict; Campaign steps up.
More than half the people charged with offences at protests near Angus Energy’s Brockham oil site near Dorking in Surrey have had their cases dropped before they got to trial.
Leila Dean Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace Katy Dunn Member of No Fracking In Balcombe Society Suzie Horne Balcombe villager She said: “I am livid about it” [letter from West Sussex County Council leader which apologised for protest camp] Natalie Hynde Super-glued herself to Simon Metcalfe at entrance to Cuadrilla […]
23/8/13 Costs reach £2.3m Sussex Police says the cost of policing protests at Balcombe has risen to £2.3m and is likely to reach £3.7m. It says the cost of the six-day Reclaim the Power camp, which ended on Wednesday August 21st, were £1.5m, including help from ten other […]
The map below shows the exclusion zone which was a condition of police bail for campaigners arrested at the Cuadrilla site in Balcombe in July. It included the railway line between Brighton and London. The police gave one campaigner arrested on July 26th a travel warrant to travel […]
A group of anti-fracking campaigners arrested at the on-going demonstration outside Cuadrilla’s drilling site in Balcombe can return to the protest after successfully challenging “unlawful” bail conditions imposed by Sussex Police. The eight men and six women had been prevented since their arrest in July from entering an […]