Archive: Fracking

Concerns are increasingly being raised about heavy-handed policing of anti-fracking demos

Kettling tea ladies: Hardline policing of fracking demos is out of control

Increasingly brutal policing of environmental protests is starting to raise questions about the force's competence and judgement.

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  • Tens of thousands of landowners are claiming their manorial rights for first time

    Fracking blight as households warned of mining rights

    Thousands of households receive letters warning that the land beneath their homes could be used for mining, prompting fears that landowners will seek to cash in on the government's plans for widespread fracking across the UK.

  • 'Not for Shale': anti-fracking protesters in Perth last year

    Public to be 'bribed' into backing fracking

    Local authorities will be allowed to keep 100% of business rates from fracking sites, while local people could be handed up to one per cent of revenues in an attempt to head off opposition.

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