Three law lords have reserved their decision in an appeal against the protest injunction granted to the fracking company, Ineos.
The injunction against anti-fracking protests granted to Ineos is already breaching rights to freedom of speech, the court of appeal heard today.
An injunction sought by the shale gas company, IGas, represents the “high water mark” of restrictions against protests, a challenger claimed today.
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.