‘Extreme gas’ project proposal gets heated response in Wells

A packed public meeting at Wells Town Hall, last night, gave a heated response to the proposals by UK Methane to carry out test drilling for Coalbed Methane in Somerset[1].  Over a hundred people came to hear about the proposals from the developers and protest groups in a balanced debate. …

Two Bristol protesters acquitted, and one convicted, in fracking trial

A woman from Bristol who climbed a drilling rig in a protest against fracking in December last year was today found guilty under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act at Preston Magistrates Court. (1) Yesterday two other defendants were cleared of charges of aggravated trespass as part of the…

Fracking in the Dock

Bristol residents put fracking in the dock as UK Methane announces plans to drill in Keynsham The safety of fracking will be challenged at Preston Magistrates Court today, as 3 people from Bristol go on trial (1) following a protest at Cuadrilla's Hesketh Bank site, Lancashire, in December last year.…