The campaign groups, Friends of the Earth and Liberty, has been granted permission to intervene in the case of three anti-fracking protesters who are appealing today against their prison sentences.
Cuadrilla has confirmed it has started the first frack of a horizontal shale gas well today at its site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
The justice secretary has been urged to investigate whether the judge who jailed three anti-fracking protesters last month followed an official code of conduct.
Campaigners have raised concerns about links between the judge who jailed three anti-fracking protesters last month and his family’s business in supplying the oil and gas industry.
Opponents of government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas developments have been taking part in protest events across England this week.
Three men sent to jail last week for taking part in anti-fracking protests are to appeal against their sentences.
More than 1,000 academics have now signed an open letter supporting a review of last week’s prison sentence given to three men who took part in anti-fracking protests.
A protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool has reached its third day.
Data from a Yorkshire law firm shows that less than half the arrests made at protests outside Third Energy’s fracking site ended in a conviction.
A group of anti-fracking campaigners blocked the entrance of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool early this morning.