“Fracking isn’t finished. It’s just taken an election holiday”.
The decision generated a range of reactions, with the green lobby fervently hoping that this is a forever decision.
But it’s nothing of the sort. Should the Tories be voted back into power on December 12, sooner or later an attempt will be made to remove the shackles, allowing the shale gas quest onshore UK to restart, making a mockery of the party’s greenwash pledges made during the current election campaign.
Protests will begin again and become increasingly well organised when Cuadrilla tries to resume operations at Little Plumpton.
BAILIFFS were accused of carrying out the “inhumane” eviction of an anti-fracking protest camp in Lancashire on Tuesday.
Activists at New Hope camp in Preston New Road claimed they were “dragged from their beds half-naked” on the coldest night of the year.
The camp’s residents said they were given “no warning” before the eviction at 6am by employees of private bailiff company Able Enforcements, the Lancashire Constabulary and local demolition firm Pete Marquis.
The anti-fracking campaign, Frack Free Lancashire, has criticised yesterday’s eviction of a protest camp near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site.
The group accused the enforcement company of aggression and of making false statements about camp residents.
The eviction, which began at 6.30am, involved 30 security staff and reportedly nearly 50 police officers.