In a brief court hearing at 9.30 this morning, the High Court judge Sir Ian Dove dismissed two legal challenges to the ministerial approval of Cuadrilla’s plans for fracking at a site in Lancashire.
Dismissal of legal challenge against ministerial approval Lancashire fracking site – more details and reaction
Campaigners have described as a “terrible precedent” the dismissal of their High Court action against the ministerial approval of fracking at a site in Lancashire.
Lancashire County Council has cut the speed limit on Preston New Road outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site amid concerns about the safety of protesters and motorists.
The Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, should not have approved Cuadrilla’s fracking plans because shale gas regulation was not good enough, the High Court heard this afternoon.
The legal challenge against the government over permission to frack for shale gas in Lancashire heard this morning that the exploration plans were “production in disguise”.
Opponents of fracking reached the end of a 120-mile walk this afternoon between shale gas sites in North Yorkshire and Lancashire.
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Lancashire Police issued a correction today to its earlier statement that 150 people had attempted to break into Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road after an anti-fracking national day of action on Saturday (25 February 2017)
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s plans to frack for shale gas are expected to travel from across England for a national day of action tomorrow.
Legal challenges to a ministerial ruling giving the go ahead to Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road in Lancashire will be heard next month (March).