UK Cuadrilla fracking protests turn violent

Anti-fracking protesters at the Cuadrilla drilling site near Blackpoole, Lancashire are violently clashing with police and using other means to disrupt the energy firm employee’s work. According to the Sky News, More than 150 protesters have been arrested for a variety of crimes such as assault or possession of a deadly weapon. Not surprisingly, protesters…

Was a UK anti-fracking protester struck by an approaching vehicle?

An anti-fracking protester at Little Plumpton, Lancs in England where fracking company Cuadrilla is conducting work claims he was run over by a truck while slow walking toward it. The Daily Mirror published the story along with corresponding news footage. The video shows Ashley Robinson slowly walking toward a truck that leaves the Cuadrilla work…

UK drilling rig “seriously vandalized”

In an effort to seemingly slow down and even stop Britain’s fracking industry, a drilling rig owned by a major British fracking firm, Cuadrilla, has been (in the words of the UK Guardian) seriously vandalized. During the latter part of May, someone trespassed on a facility owned by PR Marriot which is one of England’s…