This month, Cuadrilla began fracking its second well at Preston New Road, near Blackpool. 12 days later it was ordered to stop after causing the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor.
A senior campaigner with a European environmental organisation has described how he was arrested at the Tour de France carrying anti-fracking fliers and masks of the Ineos boss, Jim Ratcliffe.
Three anti-fracking campaigners have been found in contempt of court for taking part in a protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire.
The judgement in the first trial of anti-fracking protesters accused of breaching an injunction at a shale gas site is not expected until the end of the week.
An environmental campaigner has told the High Court she breached the injunction at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool because she was “terrified” about the damage fracking would do to her community.
Friends of the Earth has launched legal proceedings to try to force Cuadrilla to “substantially reduce” the scale of its injunction against anti-fracking protests.
Residents in East Yorkshire say they’ve been told the county council has extended a three-week road closure at an oil and gas site north of Hull to 18 months. Earlier this week East Riding of Yorkshire Council closed two roads leading to Rathlin Energy’s West Newton exploration site. […]