The government is to provide £4.3m towards the cost of policing anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, Lancashire’s police and crime commissioner confirmed this afternoon.
The government’s new shale regulator, announced last spring, has three members of staff, at a cost of £75,000, operates “virtually” and has no powers, the energy minister has said.
Views are invited on an application by Rathlin Energy to change its environmental permit for the West Newton oil and gas site north of Hull.
Drone pictures of IGas’s Misson Springs shale gas site in north Nottinghamshire show that the drilling rig and other equipment has now been installed.
Environmental campaigners are counting on protesters and senior judges to protect hard-fought rights which they say are under threat from powerful and wealthy onshore oil and gas companies.
A 74-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman become the first people to be arrested outside the Egdon Resources oil exploration site at Biscathorpe in Lincolnshire.
DrillOrDrop’s round-up of the likely action on fracking and onshore oil and gas developments in 2019
Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site grabbed the attention of readers during 2018. Seven of the 10 most-read posts on DrillOrDrop in the past 12 months were about activities or protests at the site. Also in the top 10 posts with readers were Europa’s surprise announcement that it was […]
2018 was a year of firsts for fracking and the campaigns against it, with successes and setbacks on both sides of the argument.
Six women have won the right to appeal against an injunction on direct action protests at oil sites in Sussex and Surrey.