An injunction against oil drilling protests in southern England is the most expansive so far sought by the industry but is based on exaggerated and oppressive claims, the High Court heard today.
The exploration company, UK Oil and Gas, has defended its injunction which seeks to outlaw the protest tactic of slow walking.
The environmental organisation, Friends of the Earth, is seeking permission to oppose an injunction against protests outside oil drilling sites in southern England.
Six women from Sussex and Surrey are going to court tomorrow to challenge an injunction seeking to outlaw protests against oil drilling near their homes.
UK Oil and Gas predicted today it would drill two new wells next year following the extension of one of its Weald licences in southern England.
The human rights campaigner Bianca Jagger, actor Sue Jameson and entrepreneur Joe Corre are supporting residents challenging an injunction sought by UK Oil and Gas this morning.
Bianca Jagger is calling on UK Oil and Gas, the company behind oil exploration at sites in southern England, to withdraw its proposed injunction against environmental protesters.
UK Oil and Gas, the company behind oil drilling projects across southern England, has been ordered to restore a site in the South Downs National Park where no exploration work has been done since 2011.
Campaigners from across south east England have confirmed they will be challenging attempts by an oil company to secure an injunction at the High Court on Monday against anti-drilling protests.
The exploration company, UK Oil and Gas, has applied for a wide-reaching injunction against anti-drilling protests at sites in West Sussex and Surrey.