Friends of the Earth said today the threat of “huge financial penalties” had forced it to withdraw from a court challenge to Cuadrilla’s injunction against protests outside its fracking site near Blackpool.
Data from a Yorkshire law firm shows that less than half the arrests made at protests outside Third Energy’s fracking site ended in a conviction.
IGas has defended its well at Ellesmere Port against allegations that it was more than 1,000m deeper than had been approved in the planning permission.
DrillOrDrop has identified some of the key arguments over Friends of the Earth’s disputed fund-raising leaflet about fracking.
MP Kevin Hollinrake has defended his decision to survey supporters in his Thirsk and Malton constituency on fracking.
Lancashire County Council is offering £100,000 for three month’s work to defend its refusal of planning permissions to Cuadrilla to frack in the Fylde.