Five women were arrested in the past week in protests outside the IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire.
The Oscar-winning actor, Emma Thompson, visited Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool today for a regular protest by local women.
Three women councillors from Lancashire are taking part in a lock-on protest against operations at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, has dismissed the idea that women and men have different attitudes to fracking. And she admitted to asking her officials “Is climate change real?”
Helen Savage, a Balcombe villager who campaigns against fracking, has replied to comments by Averil Macdonald, the new chair of the industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas.
21st May 2014 The latest opinion poll on fracking confirms women are far more likely than men to oppose the technique – just as the head of the UK’s leading fracking company urges the industry to win women’s confidence.
13th May 2014 Chief executive of IGas, Andrew Austin, told a shale gas conference this afternoon the industry had to win over women.