Three anti-fracking campaigners who took part in a four-day lorry surfing protest near Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site have been found guilty of public nuisance.
Government report revealing shale gas extraction increases air pollution was unpublished for three years
A government report which concluded that shale gas extraction increases air pollution was unpublished for three years and then released just after ministers approved fracking in Lancashire.
Eilidh Robb, communications coordinator of the UK Youth Climate Coalition, describes in this guest post how she discovered that defence of democracy is at the heart of the anti-fracking campaign.
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog UK. The UK government is recruiting a shale gas commissioner to “facilitate communication” with residents and promote what is sees as the benefits of a new fossil fuel industry. The position was announced days before the government gave the go-ahead for fracking to start in Lancashire.
The government has been urged to delay a final decision on fracking near Blackpool because of local concerns about a lack of information on plans to deal with an emergency.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, issued a warning today at the start of two weeks of anti-fracking direct action by the national group, Reclaim the Power.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has begun returning its Becconsall site in Lancashire to farmland after the county council refused another extension of planning permission.
In this week’s listings Week of hearings by the Permanent People’s Tribunal on fracking; More witnesses give evidence to parliamentary inquiry on fracking planning guidance; Decision meeting on applications for oil exploration at N Kelsey and Biscathorpe; Seventh week of United Resistance campaign against fracking in Lancashire; Drop-in meeting on […]
Cuadrilla announced today that the Preston New Road shale gas project had generated total spending of £8.6m in Lancashire economy since the start of 2016. Meanwhile, figures from Lancashire Constabulary show that total costs for policing outside the well site at Preston New Road reached almost £7m by […]
DrillOrDrop has reported from two shale gas public inquiries this month. Ruth Hayhurst reflects on the challenges facing local people when they take on the industry.