The Home Office has refused a request for extra funding to police protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
“Police and judges should take a firm line with anti-fracking protests against shale gas suppliers” – union
The pro-fracking GMB union said today it had written to political leaders urging them to make sure the police and judiciary took “a firm line” with protesters that targeted shale gas suppliers.
Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site More arrests Police and Crime Commissioner visits the site Complaints of large police presence Anti-fracking march from North Yorkshire to Lancashire
Two councillors who were pushed to the ground during policing of protests outside Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site last week have accused police officers of trying to provoke the demonstrators.
Lancashire Police issued a correction today to its earlier statement that 150 people had attempted to break into Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road after an anti-fracking national day of action on Saturday (25 February 2017)
In this week’s post Arrests at Cuadrilla’s site at Preston New Road and A E Yates in Bolton Eye-witness protester says traffic management breach led to road accident outside Preston New Road St Anne’s company withdraws from Cuadrilla contract after blockade at depot Armstrong Aggregates tells protesters blockading […]
An eye witness to a two-car accident outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool this morning said a truck preparing to make a delivery was breaking agreed traffic rules. John Tootill, whose basic account of the accident has been confirmed by police, said a cement truck had stopped outside […]
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: More questions and some answers on fracking protests and counter-terrorism policing Shale gas revenues and a sovereign wealth fund
DrillorDrop’s digest of November’s news about fracking, shale, onshore oil and gas developments and campaigns in the UK and around the world.
Controversial links made by the police between anti-fracking campaigners and domestic extremism are coming under scrutiny and challenge.