Three anti-fracking campaigners who breached a protest injunction could be vindicated by recent earth tremors in Lancashire, the High Court was told today.
“Priced out of justice” – environment organisation forced to withdraw from challenge to fracking protest injunction
Friends of the Earth said today the threat of “huge financial penalties” had forced it to withdraw from a court challenge to Cuadrilla’s injunction against protests outside its fracking site near Blackpool.
“If you support fracking, you’re complicit in earthquakes” – Lancs businessman; Cuadrilla says “sorry for any concern”
A rally outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site this afternoon called for a stop on fracking in Lancashire following the record-breaking bank holiday earth tremor.
Lancashire residents are demanding to know whether emergency planners have updated the risks from Cuadrilla’s shale gas site following the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earth tremor.
Rathlin Energy has suspended the extended well test at its West Newton well site in East Yorkshire – just a week after the start.
Conservatives in the North Yorkshire district of Ryedale say they are sending a “historic message” by calling for a local moratorium on fracking until at least 2023.
Small earth tremors have continued to be recorded around the Surrey village of Newdigate during the summer.