There is a “worrying inequality” between the shale gas industry and people who seek to bring legal challenges to its protest injunctions, lawyers representing campaigners said this evening.
Three anti-fracking campaigners have failed in their legal challenge to quash Cuadrilla’s injunction against protests at the Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool. They said they would seek permission to appeal.
“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.
New application on Dunsfold drilling site creates “impossible challenge” for decision-makers, say villagers
Residents in the Surrey village of Dunsfold have described plans for a proposed oil and gas site as “confused and muddled”.
People living near Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site have said there are “serious and fundamental errors” in the company’s interpretation of local geology.
A legal challenge to restrictions on protests outside oil sites in southern England has prompted conflicting statements from an oil company and campaigners.
The government has made its first public comment on the legal challenge which quashed a key section of planning policy on shale gas and fracking.
Anti-fracking campaigns have won a legal challenge to an injunction granted to the shale gas company, Ineos Upstream.
The Scottish government has delayed its decision on whether to ban fracking.
Last month, DrillOrDrop reported on proposals by Cuadrilla to vary its environmental permit for the Preston New Road fracking site.