The first UK anti-fracking protesters found in contempt of court for breaching an injunction should not have been brought before the courts, lawyers argued today.
A Surrey resident has issued a legal challenge against the county council’s decision to grant planning permission for long-term oil production and more drilling at the Horse Hill exploration site.
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Legal papers were submitted this morning in a challenge against the shale gas regulator about who should pay for decommissioning sites.
As expected, the Scottish government has continued an indefinite moratorium on fracking and the unconventional oil and gas industry.
A campaigner from North Yorkshire is seeking to raise £10,000 to take the oil and gas regulator to court over who pays for decommissioning.
A ministerial statement is due later this week on Scotland’s policy on unconventional oil and gas.
Campaigners are seeking to go to court over this month’s planning consent for oil production at Horse Hill in Surrey.
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.