Environmental campaigners walked slowly in front of tankers on their way to the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey this morning.
The UK energy minister said this evening that fracking was over and the government had “moved on”.
More than 100 campaign groups have urged the UK and Scottish governments not to bail out part of the Ineos group because of losses during the coronavirus outbreak.
With the government announcement last week to postpone its decision on plans at IGas’s Ellesmere Port site in Cheshire, a member of Frack Free Upton reflects on, and celebrates, the local campaign against the onshore gas industry.
Ineos has withdrawn the long-running planning application for coalbed methane extraction at Airth in Falkirk. Opponents of the scheme for 22 new wells and 14 new sites described the decision as “fantastic news”.
Events in February 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
The anti-fracking campaign, Frack Free Lancashire, has criticised yesterday’s eviction of a protest camp near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site.
DrillOrDrop has compiled reaction to the government’s statement on a immediate moratorium on fracking. We have comments from community groups, campaigners, academics, politicians and the shale gas industry. Full report on the government statement
Environmental campaigners have dismissed Surrey County Council’s use of the term “extremism” for anti-fracking protests.