Two sisters given absolute discharges after guilty verdicts for obstruction at a shale gas in Nottinghamshire have likened their anti-fracking actions to the votes for women movement.
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.
A High Court judge has granted Cuadrilla its injunction against specific anti-fracking protests around its shale gas site near Blackpool.
The exploration company, UK Oil and Gas, has defended its injunction which seeks to outlaw the protest tactic of slow walking.
Five women were arrested in the past week in protests outside the IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire.
Lancashire fracking protest arrests: 2017 data shows most were in the summer and for highway obstruction
Almost half the arrests at protests outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in 2017 were for obstructing the highway, according to data from Lancashire Police.
A High Court judge ruled this morning that an interim injunction sought by INEOS against anti-fracking protesters should continue. See DrillOrDrop breaking news.