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

Family on trial over Lancashire anti-frack protests

Seven people, including three generations of the same family, are in court today charged with “obstructing the highway”  during anti-fracking protests near Blackpool last year. As the trial got underway supporting campaign Reclaim The Power reported a strong showing of solidarity at Preston Magistrates Court. The seven were part of last July’s Rolling Resistance month

Lancashire: Activists Perform Lock-on at Preston New Road Fracking Site

In the early hours on Friday anti-fracking campaigners locked themselves onto the entrance of the Preston New Road fracking site in Lancashire. The well co-ordinated action was executed amid double security and the police present at the site at around 5am. Despite that activists managed to successfully block the site for hours, with the second lock-