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Reports round up: ‘Fracking ban is priority’, Labour says to activists

Reports round up: ‘Fracking ban is priority’, Labour says to activists Over 200 campaigners gathered at the Jobs and Climate conference in central London last Saturday.

Don’t trust landowners to fight the fracking bosses

Don’t trust landowners to fight the fracking bosses Fracking companies are going on the offensive and taking the National Trust to court. We need a national fight to beat them back, writes Sarah Bates

Fracking revolt grows stronger in Derbyshire

Fracking revolt grows stronger in Derbyshire Hundreds of people marched on a noisy and colourful Not for Shale anti-fracking protest through the North Derbyshire countryside last Saturday.

Have energy companies been forced onto the frack foot?

Have energy companies been forced onto the frack foot? Councils have blocked frackers’ plans and investors are losing interest. With resistance from environmental campaigners, Sarah Bates asks if this could this be a turning point in the fight

Victory for anti-fracking in Derbyshire

Victory for anti-fracking in Derbyshire Tory controlled Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee voted nine to one to reject Ineos’s plans to build a test drill site at Bramley Moor

Reports round-up: Glasgow equal pay campaign

Reports round-up: Glasgow equal pay campaign Also, anti-fracking protest in York, Bradford children's services at risk and more

Pickering protest says no to fracking in Ryedale

05 December 2017
Families on their first ever demonstration were among the 200-strong crowd marching through the market town of Pickering in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, on Saturday against fracking.

Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council

27 November 2017
Gas giant Ineos—owned by energy baron Jim Ratcliffe—called on the government to override Derbyshire County Council’s planning processes so it can start fracking.

Anti-fracking activists promise to keep fighting as high court upholds injunction

24 November 2017
The high court has decided to continue banning protests against the fracking plans of petrochemical baron Jim Ratcliffe’s company Ineos.

Protesters keep up the resistance to fracking at Preston New Road

11 November 2017
Up to 200 trade unionists and environmental campaigners joined an anti-fracking solidarity rally and march at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool, Lancashire, on Saturday.

Kirby Misperton protesters are determined to battle the frackers’ new well

07 November 2017
Chants of “Theresa May, hear us say, no fracking way,” rang across North Yorkshire countryside last Saturday as a 200-plus trade union solidarity march followed the PCS union’s samba band to Third Energy’s KM8 fracking well.

Third Energy ready to frack in North Yorkshire at any moment

29 October 2017
The battle over fracking in Britain has shifted a gear. Third Energy is poised to frack at Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

Three marches against fracking in North East Derbyshire

19 September 2017
Around 600 people protested against planned fracking in the Derbyshire village of Marsh Lane last Saturday.

Hundreds strong protest challenges fracking bosses in Kirby Misperton

01 September 2017
Hundreds of protestors gathered outside Kirby Misperton Village Hall yesterday, Thursday, to show their opposition fracking firm Third Energy.

Reports round up: anti-fracking campaigners plan demo in North Yorks

29 August 2017
Anti-fracking groups in North Yorkshire plan a demonstration I Manufacturing workers strike in Manchester I Anti-fascist protests I Bank Holiday bus strike l High Wycombe Pride

Anti-fracking protests against Cuadrilla show that action can block big bosses

11 August 2017
Residents of northern Lancashire have had everything thrown at them to drive through fracking—and they are still standing strong.

Anti-fracking campaigners in the dock

08 August 2017
Twelve protesters, including three local councillors, were brought before Blackpool Magistrates Court on Monday for resisting firm Cuadrilla’s attempt at fracking.

Fracking giant Ineos gets protest injunction

01 August 2017
The courts handed a big present to Ineos, the largest shale gas exploration company in Britain, on Monday.

United anti-fracking protest shuts Lancashire site

18 July 2017
About 200 anti-fracking activists and trade unionists blocked the entrance to the Preston New Road Cuadrilla site in Lancashire last Friday.

Activists urge SNP to ban the frackers

30 May 2017
Campaigners have been mobilising across Scotland as a government consultation of fracking nears end

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