Lancashire County Council has cut the speed limit on Preston New Road outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site amid concerns about the safety of protesters and motorists.
Councillors in Nottinghamshire have backed IGas’s plans for a second shale gas site in the county – but by a margin of just one vote.
“Police and judges should take a firm line with anti-fracking protests against shale gas suppliers” – union
The pro-fracking GMB union said today it had written to political leaders urging them to make sure the police and judiciary took “a firm line” with protesters that targeted shale gas suppliers.
Council planners in Nottinghamshire were initially unable to work out the value of a financial bond covering restoration of the Misson shale gas site because the operator, IGas, didn’t give them enough information.
As councillors in Nottinghamshire prepare to consider a financial guarantee for what could be county’s second shale gas site, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner, Russell Scott, asks can bonds protect communities and do they risk setting a dangerous precedent?
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
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Bonds for fracking sites Fracking and climate change in Scotland