Four campaigners who spent a total of 99 hours on top of lorries delivering to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site could become the first people to be jailed for an anti-fracking protest.
A crowd of about 60 people, many holding red Lancashire roses, gathered outside the law courts in Preston this morning, where four men who took part in an anti-fracking protest are to be sentenced for public nuisance offences.
The Oil and Gas Authority has cleared the way for fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
Two City veterans have resigned as directors of the gas company, Third Energy, a year after their appointments.
A small oil well on the world heritage coast in Dorset is legally allowed to emit hundreds of tonnes of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, annually direct into the atmosphere.
Climate activists hung a nine-metre banner from the atrium of the Environment Agency in Bristol in a protest against fracking.
The oil and gas company, Rathlin Energy, has applied to extend its planning permission for a well site north of Hull for the second time.