Our review of 2017 reaches May, with protests near Blackpool, Chesterfield, Dorking and Edinburgh, plus the arrival of equipment at a drilling site in West Sussex.
In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Labour rallies at Kirby Misperrton and Preston New Road; Suffragette-style protest at Pickering Conservative offices; Sit-down and lorry protest at Preston New Road; Slow walk protests; Anti-fracking rally in Sherwood Forest; Acquittal of Greenpeace […]
As Third Energy prepares to frack the first UK onshore well since 2011, nine environmental organisations have told the government they have “growing concerns” about the process.
Labour comes out against fracking – but will its candidates in shale gas constituencies back the ban?
As predicted, Labour’s manifesto, published this morning, includes a promise to ban fracking.
Dismissal of legal challenge against ministerial approval Lancashire fracking site – more details and reaction
Campaigners have described as a “terrible precedent” the dismissal of their High Court action against the ministerial approval of fracking at a site in Lancashire.
Yesterday, campaigner Louise Somerville asked on Facebook how people had found about fracking. We thought the answers were very interesting and asked for permission to reproduce the thread. Another campaigner, Vanessa Vine, asked the same question this morning. We’ve combined the answers.
A local newspaper supplement about shale gas in the East Midlands has attracted three formal complaints to the advertising watchdog.