In a move that could have repercussions on the fracking industry nationwide, Manchester in northwest England has announced that it is effectively banning the practice.
climate civil disobedience
Following three arrests of climate protesters at a Wells Fargo branch in Minnesota, the court's decision could hinge on whether there was a feasible “legal alternative” to civil disobedience in the struggle against climate injustice.
Thousands of climate change campaigners have promised to blockade a major UN climate summit in Paris with what they say will be non-violent direct action on a scale Europe has not seen before.
Environmental direct action will get a big legal test in Massachusetts next week when two men who temporarily blocked 40,000 tons of coal from reaching New England's largest coal-fired power plant stand trial.