A Home Office minister admitted five times today that counter terrorism police should not have labelled the climate campaign group, Extinction Rebellion, as an extremist ideology.
The government has confirmed that no guarantor is required to underwrite Third Energy’s commitments to frack one well a year in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, until 2022.
Updated: Report corrected after falsely accusing anti-fracking campaigners of “grooming” 14-year-old boy
Update 29/8/2018: See section headed Swapping fracking at the bottom of this post. A report published today on social cohesion in Greater Manchester has been rewritten this evening after it emerged that a case study falsely accused anti-fracking activists of “grooming” a 14-year-old boy.
Fracking Week in Parliament. The government has said it has no plans to establish a minimum distance between homes and shale gas sites across the country.
Fracking Week in Parliament MPs asked ministers yesterday when the Government would make decisions on fracking at Third Energy’s KM8 well in North Yorkshire and funding for policing protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool
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.
In this week’s update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Anti-fracking campaigners join the Take Back Manchester march; Lock-ons and lorry surfing at Kirby Misperton; Horn-honk convoy and rally at Preston New Road Farmers Against Fracking gathering at Kirby Misperton
stret In this week’s listings Fracking exhibitions by INEOS and opposition groups in Woodsetts; Rallies at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site with Baroness Jones and union leaders; Fracking public meetings in Blackpool, Brighton and Ellesmere Port; Anti-fracking protest at the Conservative Party Conference.
In this review of what politicians said in parliament: Graham Jones: local people know best – so why not on fracking? Baroness Jones: arrests at the Barton Moss anti-fracking protests Paul Wheelhouse updates the Scottish Parliament on unconventional oiland gas With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts
The Conservative MP for the area where Cuadrilla wants to frack in Lancashire asked the most parliamentary questions about shale gas and fracking in 2016.