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Fracking


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

Anti-fracking protest called in central Manchester against IGas

25 February 2014
Anti-fracking campaigners have called a protest in central Manchester against drilling by IGas on Barton Moss, Eccles on Sunday of next week.

Fracking protester set to sue the cops

11 February 2014
A protester arrested at the anti-fracking protest camp in Barton Moss near Eccles, Greater Manchester is set to sue Greater Manchester Police over a “trumped up” arrest.

Locals and trade unionists join forces against fracking Barton Moss

28 January 2014
IGas is looking for gas near Salford—but opposition is growing, writes Katherine Jacobs

Council workers and anti-fracking protesters unite in Salford

21 January 2014
Some 200 council workers and anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the Swinton Civic Centre on Wednesday of last week.

Protest in Salford as Cameron goes "all out" for fracking

14 January 2014
David Cameron has announced a bribe worth up to £1.7 million a year in business rates to councils that allow fracking for shale gas.

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