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Three frack rig occupiers are in court on Tuesday (10th) following their daring ascent of the drill in Banks, Lancashire, last November. The action, which coincided with the 'Shale Gas Environmental Summit', succeeded in shutting down the well.
Charged with aggravated trespass, this promises to be an interesting case. The defendants are pleading not guilty and are arguing that it should be the frackers in the dock. Saying their actions were 'necessary' to stop disaster being sucked up n' spewed out across nature, water tables and local communities, they'll challenge the court that the shale gas process itself should not be considered 'lawful'.
The trial is expected to run for four days at Preston Magistrates Court, around 10am – 4pm. Backing them up in the witness corner are UK and US experts who are willing to reel off the damage fracking is likely to do, in terms of pollution, earthquakes and human health risks.
So the landowner came, saw the numbers of protecters, the lock-ons, the bike-powered smoothie makers and the music, and returned home after refusing to talk to either the protesters or the press. But it isn't over – bailiffs could return at any time. Email GH your phone number if you want to be part of the phone tree or join the mailing list on the website: http://www.transitionheathrow.com… firstname.lastname@example.org
Anti fracking campaigners have got their hands on a Sussex Police report that details an 'emerging' nationwide strategy on protests against the controversial drilling technique. The report has been exposed in a report about the policing of the protests at Balcombe, West Sussex, last summer.
They've stolen our postal service, and are currently giving away the health service, education and prisons to their mates, what's next for this Government? Perhaps the most audacious theft yet - potentially all of our public land.
Artivists take on BPs sponsorship of the British Museum's Viking exhibition.
We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.
As politicians get ready to debate the HS2 rail project for the second time, campaigners fight for secret documents to be released - and the environmentally devastating project to be shelved.
Re-occupation of the Hambach Forest, near Cologne in Germany, where activists occupy and fight the expansion of opencast mining.