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

Tropical Butterfly House to host fracking awareness session

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A FRACKING awareness session will be hosted next week by an animal centre about a mile from a proposed drilling site. The Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston will welcome members of Woodsetts Against Fracking on Thursday, March 1, from … Continue reading

The Yorkshire Post says: Fracking focus. A breakdown of public trust

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A RECURRING theme of this newspaper’s week-long investigation into fracking is the mistrust between environmentalists and the energy industry which believes the extraction of shale gas is in the national economic interest. It’s not helped by the secrecy surrounding a … Continue reading