The government should drop its plan to ban noisy protests in England and Wales, a parliamentary committee has warned.
A controversial law to increase police powers to control protests was included in the Queen’s Speech this morning. The speech also included other already-announced plans for new environmental targets, an overhaul of the planning system and changes to the way public decisions could be challenged in court.
A parliamentary petition against legislation that has sparked protests across the UK is to be debated by MPs later this month.
The UK government has announced changes to public order legislation that would give the police greater powers to restrict protests.
The regulator of the oil and gas industry has no power to secure decommissioning of onshore sites, the High Court heard today.
Security staff working for Ineos used covert surveillance after equipment used to explore for shale gas was damaged, a court heard today.
In this guest post, Corporate Watch reveals that the UK fracking company, Cuadrilla, has used legislation designed to increase corporate transparency to hide the identity of the people who control it.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: Legislation to give the Welsh Assembly power over fracking Question on regulation of shale gas Academic funding from fracking With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts.
A professor at Edinburgh University has called for more research on the risks of disposing of fracking flowback fluid by re-injection before it is used in the UK.
The government is going ahead with plans to change the trespass law to give underground access to oil and gas drilling companies, despite more than 40,000 objections.