The government announced today it was reviving plans to make the popular protest technique of locking on a criminal offence.
Opponents of fracking have described today’s withdrawal of an order to plug and abandon Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas wells as ‘kicking the fracking can down the road ‘. More details
The protest tactic of locking on – used as far back as the Suffragettes – could become a criminal offence under new changes to the Policing Bill.
The first draft has been published of a text for the COP26 talks in Glasgow.
Government proposals to encourage low carbon heating systems are good but not good enough, critics said today.
Greenpeace has lost a legal challenge to the UK government’s decision to allow BP to drill 30 million barrels of oil from the Vorlich Field in the North Sea.
A parliamentary petition against legislation that has sparked protests across the UK is to be debated by MPs later this month.
The government has failed to comply with a ruling to release a secret report on challenges to a UK shale gas industry.
The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel, who resigned last night, had more than twice as many appointments with business than residents, according to government records. But we won’t know what she discussed with fracking companies because she reportedly deleted emails and meeting notes.
Two scientists have said the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors could be relaxed with little risk to people.