Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Fracking Four

It is somewhat remarkable, given the local antipathy to fracking, that four men who blocked the entry of trucks containing drilling equipment to sites near Blackpool are likely to become the first environmental protestors to receive custodial sentences for their actions in the UK since 1932 (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/25/four-anti-fracking-activists-face-prison-over-protest). The earlier example involved the mass 'trespass' on Kinder Scout (part of the campaign to allow rambling) and we all know how that turned out. I still don't understand why the government is so keen to force fracking on local communities. 

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