Protester complains of police ‘assault’

A former naval officer has described being reduced to tears in pain following what he described as “assault” by a police officer during a demonstration at the Preston New Road fracking site in Lancashire.

Nick Sheldrick, 36, of South Shore in Blackpool, is paralysed from the waist down following an injury he incurred in 2012 while working for the Merchant Navy, and says injuries sustained to his leg on Monday (10 April) left him with severe nerve pain.

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Anti-fracking campaigners lose legal challenge over Cuadrilla’s Lancs shale gas site

A community group and an anti-fracking campaigner have lost their legal challenge against the Communities’ Secretary over the way he granted permission for fracking at a site in Lancashire.

Sir Ian Dove, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice in London this morning dismissed the case by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman.

This clears the way for Cuadrilla to drill, frack and test up to four wells at its Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton near Blackpool.

 

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An Irish parliamentary watchdog has backed a ban on fracking.

After a months-long inquiry, cross-party politicians found that drilling for shale gas from rocks, sands and coal seams creates the potential for groundwater contamination, leaks and surface chemical spills.

In its report to be published on Wednesday and seen by the Press Association, the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment said that uncertainty over how much greenhouse gas is produced by the industry is reason enough to ban it.

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Fracking My Knowledge Share

Fracking My Knowledge Share – VIDEO

We are delighted to introduce our set of video presentations put together by Gill, a resident of Preston, who wanted to share what she has discovered about Fracking & explain why she believes we need to work together to stop it happening in the UK. If you prefer to listen to each section separately choose from “Fracking What is it”,  “Fracking Risks and Impacts” and “Fracking Myth Busters” or if you want to listen to the full 20 minutes please select: Fracking My Knowledge Share.

 

MY KNOWLEDGE SHARE

 

 
WHAT IS IT?

 

MYTH BUSTERS

 

RISKS & IMPACTS

 

 

 

‘A tidal wave of force’

Judge Philip Raynor QC granted the injunction but refused the application to limit protesters to a 25m by 25m area, which he called “unreasonable” and a potential source of “increased anger”. But a Lancashire councillor has said tensions are already permeating the site and expressed concern about increasingly violent tactics by police managing fracking protests after she was injured at the gates of the drilling site last week.

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SUPPLY – IN – DEMAND

Business representatives have admitted concern after anti-fracking campaigners expressed confidence that a week of direct action against companies supplying Cuadrilla could help block the controversial industry in Lancashire.

 

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