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.
The first anti-fracking campaigners found in contempt of court in the UK for breaching a protest injunction received suspended prison sentences this morning.
Three anti-fracking campaigners who breached a protest injunction could be vindicated by recent earth tremors in Lancashire, the High Court was told today.
An environmental campaigner has told the High Court she breached the injunction at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool because she was “terrified” about the damage fracking would do to her community.
Friends of the Earth has launched legal proceedings to try to force Cuadrilla to “substantially reduce” the scale of its injunction against anti-fracking protests.
Work to finalise policies that will shape fracking in North Yorkshire has been put on hold because of a landmark legal ruling.