Police officers used force at protests over Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site nearly nine times a day on average in the first half of July, according to data from Lancashire Constabulary.
Angus Energy’s Brockham oil site – currently in a dispute over planning permission – breached a condition of its environmental permit earlier this year, the Environment Agency has confirmed.
Opponents of fracking have vowed to defend Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire after it was revealed that the chemical company, INEOS, is preparing to explore for shale gas.
Controversial links made by the police between anti-fracking campaigners and domestic extremism are coming under scrutiny and challenge.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Westminster Chris Matheson on his exclusion from an anti-fracking court case Jim Cunningham on estimates of UK energy from shale gas Julie Elliott on government steps to increase UK energy self-sufficiency Alan Whitehead on a ban on fracking in sensitive areas Plus […]
27th June 2014 The Department of Energy and Climate Change is criticised today for failing to release details of its contact with oil and gas companies on the issue of fracking.
6th May 2014 The organisation responsible for ensuring the safety of Britain’s oil and gas wells has revealed there are no regulations covering a key part of the drilling operation.