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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.
Fracking Lancashire: The planning process, social harm and collectivetrauma
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School of Advanced Study, University of London, United Kingdom
Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway
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.
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.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Wednesday signed a bill that permanently bans fracking in the state.