UK Oil & Gas was back at the High Court this morning in what could be the final hearing in its long-running attempt to restrict protests outside its sites.
An environmental campaigner who took part in a 12-hour protest on a rig platform at the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey has been cleared of aggravated trespass.
A temporary injunction against protests granted to an oil company could be made permanent within weeks – but in a radically-reduced form from the original.
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Four people who took part in a protest at the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey in June have said their actions have been vindicated after charges were dropped.
A group of campaigners will argue at the High Court tomorrow (2/4/2020) that an oil company’s injunction against protest is “unlawful, unfair and breaches the rights to free speech”.
The oil company, UKOG, has listed 116 extra people who it says should be covered by a High Court injunction granted against protests at its drilling sites.
Government proposals to criminalise unauthorised camps would undermine freedom to protest against fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry, campaigners have argued.
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.
Anti-fracking campaigns have won a legal challenge to an injunction granted to the shale gas company, Ineos Upstream.