Fracking Week in Parliament A senior member of the government has flagged up plans to take major shale gas decisions out of local council control.
The monthly cost of policing anti-fracking protests in both North Yorkshire and Lancashire fell markedly in November.
In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: MPs address anti-fracking rally at Ellesmere Port; Launch of protest policing report at Preston New Road; 12 protesters found guilty of obstructing the highway outside Cuadrilla’s site Visits by former Green Party and Lib […]
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 […]
Large numbers of police are using aggressive tactics to make it hard for people to protest against fracking, according to a report published today.
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.
North Yorkshire seeks Government assurances over cost of policing fracking protests as latest data released
The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire is seeking assurances from the Government that it will contribute to the costs of policing anti-fracking protests in the county.
In this week’s listings Tour by Canadian campaigner Jessica Ernst; Labour Day event at Kirby Misperton, N Yorks; Drop-in meetings on plans for underground geological observatory in Cheshire; Global Frackdown Day and International Day of Action on Climate Change.
Opponents of fracking plans at Kirby Misperton have accused North Yorkshire Police of violating their human right to protest.
Opponents of Third Energy’s operation to frack a well at Kirby Misperton will be allowed to slow down lorries delivering to the site just twice a day, the police officer in charge of the operation has said.