Fracking Week in Parliament MPs asked ministers yesterday when the Government would make decisions on fracking at Third Energy’s KM8 well in North Yorkshire and funding for policing protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool
In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: The first lock-on in 2018 outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site; Lorry surfing protest at Preston New Road.
2017 saw drilling get underway at the site of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells. But, despite expectations, there was no high volume hydraulic fracturing – at least at the time of writing.
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Opponents of oil exploration at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport have now occupied the drill site for more than 36 hours.
Anti-fracking campaigners have called on police to protect their civil right to protest. They were responding to a report published this morning alleging “confrontational and “aggressive” policing. Two police forces in fracking protest areas said they have a duty to balance the right to protest with rights […]
The co-leader of the Green Party, Jonathan Bartley, was dragged by police away from the entrance to Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton this afternoon.