2021 was a year when key decision-makers, institutions and the public said no to the onshore oil and gas industry, often for the first time.
Opponents of controversial gas drilling plans near the Surrey village of Dunsfold say they will put their toes on the line to show that large lorries will be forced to break the law when visiting the proposed site.
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 government should drop its plan to ban noisy protests in England and Wales, a parliamentary committee has warned.
A climate campaigner is to take her long-running fight against the development of oil wells in Surrey to the Court of Appeal.
The UK government has announced changes to public order legislation that would give the police greater powers to restrict protests.
A legal challenge at the High Court this morning could have wide-ranging implications for future proposals that have a large carbon footprint.
Lawyers for UK Oil & Gas said five women campaigners should be barred from trying to quash an injunction against protests at its sites in Surrey and Sussex.
The government is being urged to change the law to protect people whose property is damaged by fracking.
Weekend long read: Fractured communities – the seven-year story of what happened when fracking came to town
It started with a dead puppy. This prompted nurse and single mother Stacey Haney to investigate whether her family was being poisoned by a shale gas site near her home in rural Pennsylvania.