Thousands protested across England and Wales today against the government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which will be voted on by the House of Lords on Monday.
Campaigners from across the UK called today for councils to divest their pension funds from fossil fuels.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has left its headquarters in Lancashire after nearly five years and moved to serviced offices near Manchester Airport.
Four students are preparing to go on hunger strike from midnight in a protest with Manchester University over its ties with the fossil fuel industry.
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 have been found in contempt of court for taking part in a protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire.
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.
Three anti-fracking campaigners are due in court tomorrow (Tuesday) in what is believed to be the first trial for an alleged breach of a protest injunction granted to a UK onshore oil or gas company.
A High Court judge has granted Cuadrilla its injunction against specific anti-fracking protests around its shale gas site near Blackpool.
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.