Shale gas needs a rapid makeover because to the public it has become the new nuclear, according to the head of an ongoing-survey of attitudes to fracking. Professor Sarah O’Hara, of Nottingham University, told an industry conference yesterday that the turning point, when opposition began to grow to […]
The state violated human rights in the way it responded to UK anti-fracking protests, new research concludes. A paper by a group of academics, due to be published next month, found that people who took part in the protests were unlawfully arrested and prevented from taking part in […]
11th June 2014 An 82-year-old anti-fracking campaigner from Greater Manchester has won the ‘Local Hero’ category in this evening’s Observer Ethical Awards. Anne Power, who walks with a stick, became a well-known participant to police and campaigners at protests against IGas’s exploration site at Barton Moss in Salford. She […]
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 […]
7th March 2014 An extract from a letter submitted to Manchester County Court in support of the Barton Moss Community Protection Camp. Two members* of the camp are challenging an order by the commercial landowner, Peel, to evict anti fracking campaigners from land opposite the iGas exploration site. They […]
6th March 2014 Anti-fracking campaigners today challenged an attempt by the commercial landowner Peel to evict them from a 3m strip of land near the iGas exploratory drilling site at Barton Moss in Salford.
20th February 2014 According to a survey by Bloomberg News, the only company that plans to frack at least one well in the UK this year is IGas Energy Plc. The company has faced protests for the past three months from anti fracking campaigners camped outside its exploratory drilling […]
30/11/13 Residents from Sussex, Falkirk, Belfast, Fylde, Ribble Estuary and the Vale of Glamorgan deliver a letter to David Cameron calling for a ban on shale gas and coal bed methane exploitation.