The frack-off at Energy Live 2014

The debate you didn’t want to miss at the Energy Live 2014 conference. US “Frackmaster” Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling Energy argues why the UK should follow the US lead and guarantee Britain’s energy security with natural gas while his opponent, No Dash for Gas campaigner and activist Ewa Jasiewicz, insists why renewable energy is […]

Fracking on! Cuadrilla denies drilling plans postponed

Fracking firm Cuadrilla has denied rumours it has postponed plans to drill at the Balcombe site in Sussex as protest against the company continues. Six people have so far been arrested today as they tried to prevent trucks with equipment from going into the site – bringing the total to 23 since Friday morning. Banners […]

Fracking protestors complain of “heavy-handed” police

Several arrests were made today after anti-shale gas protestors were forcibly moved from blocking the entrance to a drilling site in Sussex. It makes a second day of protest action from local residents and activists at the shale gas drilling firm Cuadrilla Resource’s site in Balcombe. Around 60 people gathered this morning, pulling a tree […]

Activists chain themselves to fracking site with bike locks

Protestors chained themselves to a site in Chesterfield in the early hours of the morning in protest against the controversial hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ process used to extract shale gas. Twenty members of the group Frack Off targeted a site owned by PR Marriott, a contractor for shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources which is drilling […]