A campaigner’s legal challenge against oil production in Surrey has grown into a case to bring UK planning policy into line with climate change strategy.
The High Court has reduced the scope of the injunction granted to UK Oil & Gas plc against protests at its exploration sites in Sussex and Surrey.
Lawyers for five opponents of oil and gas operations in southern England have applied to the High Court to strike out an interim injunction granted to UKOG against protests at its sites.
The oil company, UKOG, has listed 116 extra people who it says should be covered by a High Court injunction granted against protests at its drilling sites.
Important sections of the injunction against protests outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool have been abandoned.
The oil company behind oil drilling at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport said it was considering whether to take legal action against two climate protesters.
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.
The shale gas company, Ineos, has installed new protest injunction notices at its proposed exploration site at Woodsetts in south Yorkshire.
For the first time, an injunction against protests at UK oil and gas sites is to be examined at a full trial at the High Court.
The judgement in the first trial of anti-fracking protesters accused of breaching an injunction at a shale gas site is not expected until the end of the week.