Nationwide injunction passed to stop protestors blocking roads

The injunction has been granted by National Highways in light of the disruption caused by Insulate Britain

Insulate Britain on ELN: “This is not about our ego”

A member of Insulate Britain spoke to ELN about the disruption caused by the group’s actions and the drivers’ anger

More climate activists murdered last year than ever before

A harrowing report reveals that a record number of environmental protectors were killed in 2020, with a third of these victims being indigenous people

Extinction Rebellion climate activists spray fake blood outside Treasury

Supporters of the group stood nearby holding banners saying ‘this is an emergency’ and ‘act now’

Two anti-fracking protesters arrested at Lancashire site

Activists have been protesting since 4.30am this morning to stop the controversial work at Preston New Road

Renewed injunction blocks anti-fracking activists

The High Court has renewed injunctions stopping activists from disrupting INEOS Shale’s staff, sites and supply chain. The rules continue to prohibit unlawful acts by protestors including trespass, harassment and obstruction of business. The outlawed activities include popular actions among environmental activists such as slow walks and lock-ons. Shale activists challenged the injunctions but the […]

Kayaktivists block Shell’s arctic drilling rig

Fourteen activists in Kayaks who were taken into custody by the US Coast Guard after blocking Shell’s Arctic drilling rig have now been released. They each received citations of $250 (£160) per person after preventing the ‘Polar Pioneer’ from leaving Seattle’s Puget Sound. Shell plans to use the Polar Pioneer to drill for oil in the Alaskan […]

Oil production starts at Gazprom’s Arctic platform

Russia’s energy giant Gazprom said it has launched production at its Arctic oil rig which was boarded by 30 Greenpeace activists earlier this year. The Prirazlomnoye field (pictured) is located in the Pechora Sea, 60 kilometres off the shore, with 71.96 million tons of recoverable oil reserves. Gazprom expects to pump up to around six […]

Greenpeace brands Russia’s piracy allegations as ‘desperate’

Greenpeace International has dismissed new charges of piracy by Russian authorities, branding them a “desperate attempt” to justify what the group calls “the illegal boarding” of its ship in international waters. The Russian Coast Guard boarded the environmental group’s ship ‘Arctic Sunrise’ last Thursday and “held the people on board at gunpoint” following what Greenpeace […]

Anti-fracking protests suspend drilling in Balcombe

Fracking firm Cuadrilla is scaling back its oil drilling operations near Balcombe in West Sussex as an influx of up to a thousand extra protesters are expected to gather this weekend. A climate camp planned to take place in Nottinghamshire is to be relocated to Balcombe, with police anticipating increased protest activity over the next […]