Protest update: 13-26 November 2017

Protest update: 13-26 November 2017

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In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry:

  • MPs address anti-fracking rally at Ellesmere Port;
  • Launch of protest policing report at Preston New Road;
  • 12 protesters found guilty of obstructing the highway outside Cuadrilla’s site
  • Visits by former Green Party and Lib Dem leaders
  • Figures release on policing costs and arrests at Kirby Misperton
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Europa to challenge council over Leith Hill oil site

“It has taken a considerable period of time so far. It has been deferred twice. So we have decided to appeal for non-determination and at the same time we will resubmit the traffic management plan which will go back to the planning committee.

“We feel we will have a better opportunity for a successful outcome if we take this twin approach.”                                                                                                                                                                       Chief Executive, Hugh Mackay

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Council ordered to release “strictest confidence” email on INEOS shale gas plans in N Yorkshire

North Yorkshire County Council has been ordered to release correspondence about exploration plans by Britain’s biggest shale gas company. The council had refused to disclose an email 

But the Information Commissioner has ruled that the council must publish the documents in response to a freedom of information request by a local anti-fracking campaigner.

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Fracking Company Cuadrilla Pushed Lancashire Council to Remove ‘Biased’ Community Group Chair

In an email exchange with the council, obtained by DeSmog UK through a freedom of information request, the company said it had “significant concerns” about how the group was being run, and asked the council to “support the appointment of a replacement chair”. The company’s bid to replace the chair failed after the council “acknowledged” Cuadrilla’s concerns but refused to offer its support.

 

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