News from Woodsetts Against Fracking

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Government urged to ditch ‘bonkers’ fracking plan Fracking is controversial, this much we know. But the government has ratcheted-up tensions with plans that could see shale gas projects fast-tracked in future. Those tensions were particularly apparent this week at a … Continue reading

Call for investigation into judge who jailed Sheffield man over fracking protest

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An MP has called for an investigation into whether the judge who jailed three anti-fracking protesters last month –including a man from Sheffield – followed an official code of conduct. Gordon Marsden, Blackpool South MP, has asked three parliamentary questions about the judge who sentenced University … Continue reading

Tory MP says fracking could cost party the next election and ‘the barnacle must be removed from the boat’

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The Conservative Party could lose the next general election unless it drops its support for fracking, an MP and campaigners from the region have warned. North East Derbyshire MP Lee Rowley, a former oil and gas analyst, said the Government’s … Continue reading

Lancashire Cuadrilla anti-fracking protest: Three men jailed

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Three men have been jailed for causing a public nuisance during protests at a Lancashire fracking site. The men are believed to be the first anti-fracking protesters in the UK to be jailed. Simon Blevins, 26, and Richard Roberts, 36, … Continue reading