VW executive arrested for alleged role in emissions scandal

A Volkswagen executive has been arrested in the US over the dieselgate scandal. Oliver Schmidt, who led the car manufacturer’s environmental and engineering office in Michigan from 2012 to March 2015, has been charged for his alleged role in the emissions fraud. In September 2015, Volkswagen admitted to using “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests […]

Actress Shailene Woodley arrested at oil pipeline protest

US actress Shailene Woodley has been arrested during a protest against a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota. Environmental campaigners and Native Americans claim Energy Transfer’s $3.7bn (£2.8bn) Dakota Access Pipeline will contaminate waterways and desecrate sacred land. However the company said: “The pipeline will be monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, […]

US man arrested for charging electric car at kid’s school

An American man has reportedly been arrested for charging an electric car at his child’s school. The parent was apprehended for “stealing” electricity from an external socket at the school after dropping off his son for a tennis lesson nearby. He is said to have hooked up the Nissan Leaf at Chamblee Middle School in […]

Caroline Lucas MP charged over Balcombe fracking protests

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has been charged following her arrest at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests last month. Nigel Pilkington from the Crown Prosecution Service South East said: “After careful consideration, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to prosecute Ms Lucas for breaching a police […]

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 […]

Indonesia’s energy regulator head arrested over bribery claims

The head of the Indonesian energy regulator has been arrested over allegations of bribery, it has been reported. Rudi Rubiandini, the head of SKK Migas – the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business – and former deputy energy and mineral resources minister, was arrested at his home in South Jakarta and taken […]