Environmental campaigners have dismissed Surrey County Council’s use of the term “extremism” for anti-fracking protests.
A group opposed to shale gas operations in Yorkshire is calling for the removal of all references to anti-fracking protesters in counter-terrorism strategies after new documents have been revealed.
More official documents label anti-fracking campaigners as extremists alongside terrorist groups: updates from Yorkshire, Merseyside, Dorset and Sussex
Anti-fracking campaigns have been listed alongside terrorist organisations, including the IRA, Al Qaeda and ISIL, in official counter-extremist documents from four regions of the UK.
Our digest of January’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them, including:
A prominent anti-fracking campaigner has revealed that he was detained under the Terrorism Act at Exeter Airport just before Christmas.