In this guest post, John Pring, of the Disability News Service, reports on how Lancashire police sent information to a government department about disabled anti-fracking protesters. He also investigates accusations that the force repeatedly targeted vulnerable people at protests.
Last week, the Frack Free United campaign network delivered a declaration to Downing Street calling for a halt to fracking. It was signed by 8,000+ politicians, academics, community groups, environmental organisations and residents. In this guest weekend long read, Frack Free United makes the case against government policy […]
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.
Cuadrilla, its supporters and opponents have made statements this afternoon following the decision by two contractors to stop working at the Preston New Road fracking site.
A legal agreement required for final planning consent at Nottinghamshire’s first shale gas site has been delayed for another month.
Egdon Resources confirmed this morning drilling has begun at Laughton – the company’s second well to be sunk in Lincolnshire this year. In a statement Egdon said the Laughton-1 well was spudded (the beginning of drilling a new well) on Friday (12th February 2016). In January, Egdon spudded […]
In this Fracking Week in Westminster In a debate on The Energy Bill, MPs discussed: Methane emissions and meeting carbon targets Local decisions on fracking planning applications The Scottish moratorium Falling oil prices and the viability of shale gas Also: the impact of fracking on the steel industry, […]