Cuadrilla breached planning rules at Lancashire fracking site

Cuadrilla has breached its planning permission by delivering a drilling rig at its Lancashire site overnight. The rig was disassembled at the Plumpton Close site at around 4.45am on Thursday, instead of the permitted time from 7.30am. It will be used to drill a pilot well, around 3,5000 metres deep, to identify the best place […]

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 […]

Fracking protest party held in Centrica offices

Campaigners today occupied energy firm Centrica’s main office to throw an anti-fracking protest party. Reclaim the Power aimed to draw attention to CEO Iain Conn’s controversial £1.4 million bonus. The group says it also targeted the company because it holds a 25% stake in Cuadrilla’s fracking operations in Lancashire. The protesters awarded a giant cheque, sprayed champagne and threw confetti. One of the activists, dressed as a Cuadrilla […]

Defra HQ doors blocked by anti-frackers

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