The government has failed to comply with a ruling to release a secret report on challenges to a UK shale gas industry.
Updated: Report corrected after falsely accusing anti-fracking campaigners of “grooming” 14-year-old boy
Update 29/8/2018: See section headed Swapping fracking at the bottom of this post. A report published today on social cohesion in Greater Manchester has been rewritten this evening after it emerged that a case study falsely accused anti-fracking activists of “grooming” a 14-year-old boy.
A tribunal has ruled today that police cannot use “national security” as a reason for refusing to release information about fracking opponents referred to a counter-terrorism programme.
An internationally-recognised tribunal will begin examining evidence today on whether fracking breaches human rights.