Fracking Moratorium or Electioneering? December 12th and Brexit May Hold The Key A month ago, shortly after calling a General Election, the Conservative Government abruptly decided to pass a moratorium on fracking, citing concerns about seismicity. To many, the decision looks like electioneering; a pledge to put fracking on pause while marginal seats in threatened
Environmental activists were heavily restricted at or banned from seven sites belonging to frack firm Ineos today, along with the surrounding roads. The wide-ranging Chancery Division ruling by judge Morgan represents a major extension of legal cover for the firm and has sparked fears that other fracking companies could piggyback their own injunctions against activists.
With permanent protest sites becoming more difficult to maintain as winter draws in, gas fracking company bosses in England have announced in a puff piece today that they intend to throw yet more money at the crisis-hit industry — but appear to be struggling in the face of multiple threats and setbacks. Cuadrilla, which has been
As part of its campaign to keep shale gas deposits in the ground, campaign group Reclaim the Power will be kicking off a two-week campaign with local groups across Britain, aiming to bring together information on the industry’s latest plans and operations. The tour, which will visit campaigns in the areas around York, Retford, Darlington, Wigan,