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1 May 2019
The government's fracking tsar, ex-Labour MP Natascha Engel, has quit six months into the job.
16 November 2018
17 October 2018
After seven years of an England-wide ban on fracking, high court judge Justice Supperstone has overturned a request for an injunction on the soon to be opened fracking site in Lancashire run by Cuadrilla.
3 October 2018
Three anti-fracking activists became the first environmental protesters to be imprisoned since 1932
29 August 2018
A lot has happened on the fracking front in recent months. Notably, fracking companies Cuadrilla and Ineos have been awarded High Court injunctions which, in effect, restrict many forms of legitimate protest.
16 May 2018
Glorious bank holiday weather brought a high turnout to the 40th Chesterfield May Day march and rally, where Unite's Len McCluskey and the National Education Union's Kevin Courtney delivered strong messages that the labour movement must fight back against austerity and a weak Tory government
7 March 2018
"No fracking way" was the chant by the hundreds of people from groups all over Derbyshire and Yorkshire at the end of a three-mile march between Clowne and Bolsover on 24 February
13 December 2017
Ineos has been allowed to bypass planning procedures with elected councillors
6 December 2017
Anti-fracking protesters received a blow recently when Mr Justice Morgan ruled that an injunction obtained against protesters by Ineos Shale should continue
6 September 2017
Ineos, the largest shale gas exploration company in the UK was granted an interim injunction against anti-fracking protesters on 31 July
14 June 2017
Up to 800 delegates met in Plymouth from 4-6 June for the 100th congress of the general union GMB, writes Kim Hendry, GMB union PCS branch and GMB conference delegate (personal capacity).
10 May 2017
'Fracked!' is an interesting and topical play, and puts forward good environmental arguments against the use of fracking for our future energy sources
29 March 2017
The GMB union has issued a joint statement with the Chamber of Commerce calling on police to crack down on anti-fracking protesters in Fylde, Lancashire, where Cuadrilla is currently drilling for shale gas
15 February 2017
It appears very likely that fracking is about to start in England in 2017
12 January 2017
Over 300 people came together to protest against plans by chemical giant Ineos to carry out seismic surveys in Sherwood Forest
7 December 2016
US authorities (subject to possible appeal) have agreed to abandon the planned oil pipeline through Standing Rock, North Dakota, after a months-long standoff between protesters and armed police.
12 October 2016
Tory minister Sajid Javid is permitting Caudrilla to drill wells to frack for gas at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton
1 June 2016
A Yorkshire council has permitted the UK's first fracking operation since 2011. The Socialist Party opposes fracking, and fights for public ownership of energy and mass investment in green technology. Fracking is destructive wherever it happens. Anti-fracking campaigners must call for a ban on it everywhere - not just, as some prominent activists are demanding, in places of scenic beauty.
27 April 2016
Councillor Kevin Bennett and the TUSC team have been out every day in Warrington discussing with Fairfield and Howley residents about the upcoming elections. We having been getting a tremendous response on the doors for Kevin and our other five candidates in the town.
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