The government is being challenged in the High Court this week over its planning policy on fracking.
Injunctions sought against protests at sites operated by IGas and Angus Energy has been renewed by a High Court judge.
An injunction sought by the shale gas company, IGas, represents the “high water mark” of restrictions against protests, a challenger claimed today.
A Nottinghamshire man accused of interfering with equipment used to explore for shale gas has been found not guilty of offences under the Computer Misuse Act.
Injunctions mean that people who trespass on a UK fracking site face a bigger maximum penalty than if they committed the same offence at Buckingham Palace, the High Court was told today.
Two oil and gas companies argued today that only a High Court injunction would stop protests at drilling sites across England.
Security staff working for Ineos used covert surveillance after equipment used to explore for shale gas was damaged, a court heard today.