Campaigners in North Yorkshire have accused Third Energy, its security company and local police of attempting to “smear” opponents of fracking in statements about the alleged poisoning of a guard dog.
A tribunal has ruled today that police cannot use “national security” as a reason for refusing to release information about fracking opponents referred to a counter-terrorism programme.
Protests have closed the IGas shale gas exploration site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire.
Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the Government to reconsider its decision to contribute only 20% of the cost so far in policing anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
The police monitoring group, Netpol, is claiming victory after senior officers agreed to a consultation on changes to guidance on policing anti-fracking protests.
Opponents of fracking at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire say they are to begin packing up a camp outside the village.
In this week’s listings: Key planning decisions in Lancashire, Cheshire and Rotherham. Plus public meetings, gatherings, fundraisers and information events.