Appeal court judges have quashed jail sentences against three men imprisoned for taking part in an anti fracking protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site.
The campaign groups, Friends of the Earth and Liberty, has been granted permission to intervene in the case of three anti-fracking protesters who are appealing today against their prison sentences.
Breaking: Court clears the way for first UK frack for seven years – Cuadrilla says it starts tomorrow
Cuadrilla has said it plans to start fracking tomorrow (13 October 2018) at its site near Blackpool after a judge at the High Court refused to extend an injunction against the operation.
Campaigners have raised concerns about links between the judge who jailed three anti-fracking protesters last month and his family’s business in supplying the oil and gas industry.
A campaigner will hear tomorrow whether the court injunction against fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool will continue.
Three men sent to jail last week for taking part in anti-fracking protests are to appeal against their sentences.
A High Court judge has ruled that fracking should not take place at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool until a hearing next week.