Conservative-controlled Scarborough Borough Council declared a climate emergency this afternoon.
Two sides of the fracking debate have responded strongly today following votes on earth tremors and protest policing at last night’s meeting of Lancashire County Council.
Councillors in Lancashire are calling on the government to suspend fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool because of earth tremors.
In this week’s listing Launch of Netpol report on policing at anti-fracking protests; Parliamentary debate on fracking in Cheshire; Nottingham County Council motion on seismic testing ; Don’t frack the commonwheel presented to Westminster.
In this week’s listings Caroline Lucas MP visits Green Monday protest at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site and speaks at a meeting in Lancaster; Two screenings of The Bentley Effect; Fracking motion to be discussed by Salford City Council; 12-hour prayer vigil in Kirby Misperton and World Peace Day gathering at […]
Councillors in Gloucestershire have supported a motion repeating their opposition to fracking in the county. They also condemned individual payments to people in fracking areas and calling for a review of Government policy on the issue.
Councillors in Sheffield have voted to ban fracking on land by owned by the city. They also criticised the government’s shale gas policy and backed Labour’s call for a moratorium.