A legal challenge to the decision to allow shale gas exploration in the south Yorkshire village of Harthill will be heard at the High Court in this morning.
The campaign organisation, Friends of the Earth, has lost its legal challenge to one of key consents that allowed Cuadrilla to frack the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well.
Six women have won the right to appeal against an injunction on direct action protests at oil sites in Sussex and Surrey.
The government ignored new science on the climate change impact of shale gas sites when it revised planning policy on fracking, the High Court in London heard today.
Updated 21/12/2018. The National Trust has withdrawn its opposition to seismic testing by Ineos at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.
Injunctions sought against protests at sites operated by IGas and Angus Energy has been renewed by a High Court judge.
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.
Drilling for shale gas is underway at Tinker Lane in Nottinghamshire and site construction has begun at Biscathorpe in Lincolnshire. Rathlin Energy has given notice of work starting at its West Newton-A site. December could see Cuadrilla resume fracking at Preston New Road. There are also High Court hearings […]