Environmental campaigners are counting on protesters and senior judges to protect hard-fought rights which they say are under threat from powerful and wealthy onshore oil and gas companies.
Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site grabbed the attention of readers during 2018. Seven of the 10 most-read posts on DrillOrDrop in the past 12 months were about activities or protests at the site. Also in the top 10 posts with readers were Europa’s surprise announcement that it was […]
Climate activists hung a nine-metre banner from the atrium of the Environment Agency in Bristol in a protest against fracking.
Europa Oil & Gas, the company blocked last week from drilling near the Leith Hill beauty spot, began clearing the site today.
DrillOrDrop investigates the costs of a long-running planning battle over Surrey oil drilling plans which ended suddenly last week.
In this week’s listings Westminster debate and rally on changes to planning rules for shale gas; Europa returns to the High Court for Leith Hill injunction hearing; West Sussex County Council planning decision meeting on Broadford Bridge; Fossil fuels lecture; Plus meetings, deadlines, information events and gatherings.
The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has refused to renew a lease of land for oil drilling in Surrey because of the damage it could do to ancient woodland.