A High Court judge has approved major cuts to one of England’s widest-ranging injunctions against protests at oil and gas sites.
Weekend long read: Fractured communities – the seven-year story of what happened when fracking came to town
It started with a dead puppy. This prompted nurse and single mother Stacey Haney to investigate whether her family was being poisoned by a shale gas site near her home in rural Pennsylvania.
Six anti-fracking protesters locked themselves together outside Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site this morning in the first challenge to the company’s protest injunction. Cuadrilla has said it is taking legal action against them.
An internationally-recognised tribunal will begin examining evidence today on whether fracking breaches human rights.
A march led by women tomorrow (Tuesday 3 April) marks the beginning of a three-month campaign against fracking.
In this week’s listings Public inquiry into Egdon Resources plans for oil production at Wressle near Scunthorpe; Woodsetts planning application objection drop-in; Elton application awareness meeting; Big Noise Against Fracking rally; Know your rights training.
An injunction brought by INEOS against anti-fracking protesters will be contested at a three-day hearing at the High Court later this year.
In this week’s listings: Nottinghamshire County Council considers IGas shale gas plans for Tinker Lane Europa’s plans for oil exploration near Leith Hill on the agenda at Surrey County Council Leeds debate on fracking Plus deadlines, court appearances, presentations, film screenings, workshops, protests
The human rights campaigner, Bianca Jagger, will deliver a report to 10 Downing Street on Wednesday (26/11/14) urging the UK Government to investigate the human rights impact of fracking.
The Conservative MP who scrutinises energy policy told the shale gas industry it could face continuous opposition if it did not win public support for fracking. Tim Yeo, chair of the energy and climate change committee, said people had to be educated about the benefits of shale gas. […]