Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
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.
23 March 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Rape, women and victim blaming; McDonnell boosts Blairite mayor; healthcare insurance headache; errors of the pro-EU left; global economy gripes.
24 February 2016
Wakefield's council voted overwhelmingly to oppose fracking and call on central government to withdraw licences - after pressure from local activists.
3 February 2016
Four fracking licences have been granted in the Wakefield District area to Hutton Energy and Igas which would completely surround the city of Wakefield and turn the whole area into a massive industrial complex, writes John Sibbald, Wakefield and Pontefract Socialist Party.
28 August 2015
Fleetwood Town Council has unanimously voted to oppose gas storage plans at Preesall by the Halite company.
1 July 2015
Anti-fracking campaigners were celebrating after Lancashire County Council on 29 June voted down a planning application to extract shale gas - 'fracking' - at Little Plumpton, between Preston and Blackpool.
29 June 2015
This morning Lancashire County Council decided to reject Caudrilla's planning application for fracking at Little Plumpton, between Preston and Blackpool
24 June 2015
Hundreds of Lancashire residents and anti-fracking activists lobbied Lancashire county council
22 April 2015
Oil reserves have been discovered in the Horse Hill area around Gatwick airport. The chief executive of UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG) claimed there were up to 100 billion gallons of oil
30 January 2015
'Hydraulic fracturing' is widely opposed because it is seen as deeply unsafe
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