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Police and campaigners respond to criticism of anti-fracking protest policing (Mon, 20 Nov 2017)
Anti-fracking campaigners have called on police to protect their civil right to protest. They were responding to a report published this morning alleging “confrontational and “aggressive” policing. Two police forces in fracking protest areas said they have a duty to balance the right to protest with rights of […]
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Calls for independent review of “confrontational” policing at anti-fracking protests (Mon, 20 Nov 2017)
  Large numbers of police are using aggressive tactics to make it hard for people to protest against fracking, according to a report published today. The report’s authors, the police monitoring group, Netpol, have called for an external review of policing at anti-fracking protests in Lancashire and an […]
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What’s happening this week? 20-26 November 2017 (Sun, 19 Nov 2017)
In this week’s listing Launch of Netpol report on policing at anti-fracking protests; Parliamentary debate on fracking in Cheshire; Nottingham County Council motion on seismic testing ; Don’t frack the commonwheel presented to Westminster. Plus meetings, talks, information, film screening and consultation Please let us know (click here) if […]
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BGS admits mistake over claim that Cheshire fracking research centre was chosen after public consultation (Sat, 18 Nov 2017)
The British Geological Survey has apologised after stating in a press release that Ince Marshes in Cheshire had been chosen as the site of a geological research centre after a consultation with local residents. The BGS announced in September that the research centre, called UKGEOS, would drill 80 […]
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Government sidesteps call for “urgent” debate on fracking and climate change (Fri, 17 Nov 2017)
Fracking Week in Parliament 13-17 November 2017. The Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas, has called for an urgent debate on the compatibility of fracking with UK climate objectives. In a parliamentary question, Dr Lucas said the government was believed to be about to approve the first high volume […]
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£1.2m for councils dealing with shale planning applications (Fri, 17 Nov 2017)
Councils dealing with planning applications for shale gas developments were invited today to bid for a share of £1.2m. The government said the money would help mineral planning authorities get extra technical expertise and support. The scheme, administered by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) offers […]
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Cuadrilla fracking protest trial – 12 guilty of obstruction but cleared on trades union charges (Fri, 17 Nov 2017)
12 people, including three councillors, have been found guilty of obstructing the highway after a lock-on protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in July. But they were cleared of trades union charges which can carry a more serious penalty. The verdict, given by District Judge Jeff Brailsford, this […]
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Jun 6, 2017

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Jules Burton lives in Roseacre and is the 'concerned resident' who's taken Savid Javid to court over his decision to re-open the enquiry into Cuadrilla's application to frack at Roseacre Wood. In the light of the manifesto commitments on fracking he believe that now the only thing to stop it will be people power.

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