In this week’s listings: Mass boycott of Barclays; Three more INEOS, Fracking and You public meetings; Pre-inquiry meeting on INEOS Harthill appeal Protest trial and verdict; Film screenings; Plus rallies and gatherings.
A campaigner who spent a night on top of a lorry carrying a drilling rig said people who oppose the onshore oil and gas industry must be able to take action.
Staff transporting a drilling rig between oil exploration sites in Sussex did not know the delivery was in breach of planning conditions, a court heard today.
In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Demonstrations outside council meetings in Chester and Rotherham; First “lorry surfing” protest at Misson Springs; Lock-on trial verdict; Campaign steps up.
Some of the first trials arising out of anti-fracking protests outside Third Energy’s fracking site in North Yorkshire are to go ahead in the spring.
Charges of aggravated trespass have been dismissed against two anti-fracking campaigners at a trial in Chesterfield. Four other campaigners were acquitted of the same charges.
12 people, including three councillors, have been found guilty of obstructing the highway after a lock-on protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in July. But they were cleared of trades union charges which can carry a more serious penalty.