Energy firm Ineos is threatening to take legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on its land. The company said it had been trying for almost a year to get permission for a seismic survey at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire. Ineos said it has repeatedly tried to arrange a meeting, adding that the Trust refuses to speak to the company. “If the National Trust refuses to change its position, Ineos will have no choice but to write to the Oil and Gas Authority, asking for permission to seek a court order enforcing its rights to carry out these surveys on National Trust land,” said a statement.
Independent 20th July 2017 read more »
Tensions at Britain’s most high-profile fracking site have risen after an increase in violent clashes between protesters, security guards and police. One demonstrator said she had been left unconscious after a “pretty brutal” scuffle with security officers on Wednesday, and another activist fell from his wheelchair, the same day, when police officers pulled him out of the way of a 40-tonne lorry. Both protesters said they planned to report the incidents that had occurred at energy firm Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, near Blackpool, to Lancashire police.
Guardian 20th July 2017 read more »