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Frack Free Scarborough

07 July 2015
More than 100 people attended Frack Free Scarborough’s public meeting on Thursday of last week.

Lancashire council votes to reject fracking

30 June 2015
Councillors in Preston, Lancashire, voted against the return of fracking this week.

Attempts to bring fracker Caudrilla back to Lancashire met with protests

23 June 2015
Hundreds of people protested outside Preston Town Hall on Tuesday of this week as Lancashire County Council considered whether to bring fracking back to the region.

GMB conference delegates want better than capitulation to austerity from Labour

09 June 2015
The Tories’ renewed assault on workers and Labour’s general election defeat dominated the GMB union’s annual conference in Dublin this week.

SNP under pressure over unconventional gas licences

24 February 2015
Nearly 30 organisations have written to Scottish National Party (SNP)government energy minister Fergus Ewing demanding that Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is included in Scotland’s fracking ban.

Unions shouldn't do the work of fracking bosses

03 February 2015
Around 250 protesters with a contingent of tractors rallied against fracking outside Lancashire county council in Preston last week.

Fracking moratorium defeated in parliament

27 January 2015
Calls for a moratorium on fracking were defeated in parliament this week by 308 votes to 52. Most Labour MPs abstained in the vote.

Reports round-up

16 December 2014
Anti-abortion bigots confronted in south London | Electricians picket T Clarke in Romford | London students protest at Mayor's Question Time | Hundreds protest against fracking in Ellesmere Port | Christmas party for Freedom Riders | Marks and Spencer ballot is off after workers reinstated | UCU retreats from a fight over FE pay

'Scotland not for shale' protesters tell Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe

09 December 2014
Over 300 people gathered at the gates of Ineos Grangemouth refinery in the cold and rain for the No Fracking Falkirk protest.

Anti-fracking protesters rock Blackpool

19 August 2014
Hundreds of anti-fracking campaigners occupied a field in Little Plumpton near Blackpool last weekend, by two sites where Cuadrilla plans to drill for shale gas.

Anti-fracking direct action camp called in Blackpool, Lancashire

12 August 2014
Hundreds of activists from around Britain were expected to converge on Blackpool, Lancashire, this weekend, for discussions, protests and direct action against fracking.

Tories open up half of Britain for fracking with new round of licences

29 July 2014
The government opened up the license bidding process to frack shale gas in about half of Britain on Monday of this week. 

No to fracking in Wales

17 June 2014
Around 100 people came to a meeting at the Guildhall in Swansea to debate fracking on Thursday of last week.

Protesters take on the fracking firms

13 May 2014
Campaigners protested outside the Fracking industry’s Shale Gas World Forum in Birmingham on Tuesday of this week.

Opposition continues as anti-fracking protest camps wind down

29 April 2014
Two anti-fracking camps at sites where gas firms were carrying out exploratory drilling have packed up.

News in brief

22 April 2014
Tories want to slash poor fund | Radioactive waste could contaminate Cumbria’s coast | No requirement to build “affordable” housing in new garden cities | Companies could “frack” for shale gas under private land more easily

Swansea gears up to take on fracking

08 April 2014
Opponents of fracking and other forms of gas extraction being planned for South Wales met in Swansea last week.

Protesters say no to 'fracking' for gas in Farndon Bridge

18 March 2014
Around 250 people protested last Sunday in Farndon Bridge, near Chester, against Dart Energy’s plans to drill there.

Over 1,000 join protest to say no to fracking

11 March 2014
An anti-fracking camp faces eviction despite a big demonstration in its support, reports Katrina Lawrie

Frackers under pressure from campaigning

04 March 2014
Socialist Workers Party member and author Martin Empson was set to debate officials from fracking firm Cuadrilla on Monday of this week

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