Decisions about fracking lack legitimacy because the public perceive that decision-makers lack expertise. That’s a key finding of new research into how people likely to be affected by fracking see the process of deciding on shale gas proposals.
A formal complaint has been made to Cheshire Police against the exploration company, IGas, over the eviction of a protest camp from land earmarked for drilling.
Five grandparents, aged 63-82, are taking part in an anti-fracking protest at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in central London.
Protests have closed the IGas shale gas exploration site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire.
Cuadrilla has secured a 40-day injunction against protests at its fracking site near Blackpool.
Cuadrilla’s fracking protest injunction would have “serious chilling effect” on lawful opposition, say campaigners
Friends of the Earth has warned that an injunction against anti-fracking protests at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site could prevent peaceful lawful opposition.
In this week’s listings: Cuadrilla goes to court to extend protest injunction; Deadline for comments on Egdon’s Wressle application; Meetings and rallies; Union Jack Oil annual general meeting; Week Nine of United Resistance campaign against fracking in Lancashire.