Drax hit with a double environmental protest

Protestors claim biomass can be as bad as or worse for the environment than coal and say it shouldn’t be classed as renewable energy

Fashion v Fracking

  British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood returned to the “runway” against fracking firm INEOS today. She was joined by other activists and models to protest against INEOS’ fracking operations, with placards reading “fracking climate chaos” and “frack off INEOS”. Last year, INEOS won an injunction against protesters, prohibiting unlawful activities such as trespass or obstruction […]

High Court extends INEOS fracking protest injunctions

The High Court has renewed injunctions prohibiting unlawful activities such as trespass or obstruction at INEOS Shale’s sites. In a three-day hearing earlier this month, INEOS provided evidence of direct action at shale sites, which the company said is “dangerous to workers, local people and the protestors themselves”, however shale gas activists challenged the injunctions. […]

‘Pirates’ for the planet arrested after VW diesel protest

Two Greenpeace activists have been arrested after boarding a cargo ship in an attempt to block the transportation of Volkswagen’s (VW) diesel cars to the UK. Clean air campaigners in kayaks and boats scaled the 23,500-tonne vessel in the Thames Estuary yesterday morning to protest the manufacturer’s continued sale of diesel vehicles, which they say […]

Protesters block Cuadrilla fracking site in Lancashire

Campaigners have blockaded a fracking site in Lancashire in protest against the controversial drilling process. They say Cuadrilla’s plans to frack around five miles away from the Springfields nuclear fuel production plant could pose a risk. Six demonstrators initially locked themselves to a car and other heavy objects at 3am this morning, preventing vehicles from […]

Coal protesters ordered to pay £10,000

Five activists have been ordered to pay £10,000 by magistrates in Merthyr Tydfil following a protest at a Welsh coal mine last month. All five protesters from Earth First! and Reclaim the Power pleaded guilty to aggravated trespass for their part in an action which disrupted work at Ffos-y-fran opencast coal mine on 21st April. […]

Protesters block access to Lancashire fracking site

Environmental campaigners have today blocked the entrance to a fracking site in Lancashire. Along with Greenpeace, 10 protesters are stopping work at the Preston New Road facility by linking their arms together inside reinforced yellow blocks, adorned with the Lancashire rose, to shut down any access from the road. They hope preventing lorries accessing the site will add to the major delays already […]

Leonardo DiCaprio joins 200k green protestors in Washington

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo were among the celebrities who joined more than 200,000 people in a climate change protest in Washington DC this weekend. On Sunday, students, workers, indigenous people, community organisations and environmental groups joined in the US capital to campaign against President Donald Trump’s continued backtracks on environmental issues. The march coincided with the climate sceptic’s 100th day in office, during which […]

Simultaneous Drax protests sweep UK

Campaigners have today held three simultaenous protests against the Drax power plant. The demonstrations in London, Liverpool and York aim to highlight the facility’s involvement in fossil fuel generation and deforestation. Activists disagree with its continued reliance on government subsidies, which they say should instead be used to support energy conservation and environmentally friendly renewable […]

Animal protest makes a mess at fracking PR firm

Activists have staged an animal-themed invasion of a public relations firm to protest against fracking. Around 40 environmental campaigners from Reclaim the Power dressed as animals, threw leaves, spread manure and sprayed ink during the occupation of Bell Pottinger’s offices. The group said they targeted the firm because it previously helped protect Cuadrilla’s reputation following an earthquake allegedly […]