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.
A natural health therapist who briefly joined a Facebook group about oil drilling in Surrey was named in a High Court injunction against protests at two places she had never visited.
Campaigners who failed to block an injunction against protests outside Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site said the fight was not over. But they said case law and the cost of legal action were major hurdles.
Cuadrilla injunction evidence based on “allegations, conjecture, exaggeration and hearsay”, court told
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, was accused at the High Court today of trying to “demonise” anti-fracking protester to support its case for an injunction.
Cuadrilla has secured a 40-day injunction against protests at its fracking site near Blackpool.
Cuadrilla seeks injunction over “imminent protest threat” – campaigners question the evidence and claim human rights breach
Cuadrilla told the High Court today it faced an imminent protest threat to its Lancashire fracking site. But a group of environmental campaigners denied there had been an escalation in action at the site and accused Cuadrilla of submitting evidence based on ‘snippets taken out of context’.
A High Court judge has granted an injunction outlawing public access to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool. But his honour Philip Raynor QC refused the company’s application to exclude from the injunction a protest area on land about 175m from the site entrance.