Preston New Road anti-fracking protectors evicted in dawn bailiff attack

In the early hours of this morning New Hope protectors camp near Preston New Road, Lancashire was swarmed by bailiffs and police in a coordinated raid reportedly named ‘Operation Blackpool’. A team of more than 30 bailiffs from Bristol’s Able Enforcements, bringing dogs and with assistance from specialist climbing operatives from Special Operations International, dragged

Durham community group to prosecute coal company over habitat destruction

Campaign to Protect Pont Valley has launched a private prosecution against Banks Group for destroying the breeding and resting places of protected Great Crested Newts at Brooms Pond, on Bradley opencast coal site. The activists are currently crowdfunding to raise the money needed to bring Banks Group to justice. The controversial site lies adjacent to

Block Around The Clock opens anti-fracking festivities

The first day of a major protector action against gas fracking near Blackpool kicked off yesterday with ska-robics, speeches and activities from a wide range of green campaigning groups. The celebration/blockade, rounding off of a three-month campaign schedule under the banner United Resistance, kept up a high-energy approach through sweltering 30 degree temperatures as hundreds of

Block Around the Clock: days of direct action against the fracking industry

Three major developments in the fight against fracking happened recently. First of all, oil and gas exploration and production company Cuadrilla have applied for final consent to frack at Preston New Road site. Secondly, the Conservative government are proposing to take planning consent out of local council’s hands so that shale gas exploration will be