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FRACKING COMPANY CUADRILLA GOES TO COURT TO ‘REMOVE THE RIGHT FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST’
 

Star date: 1st June 2018

MANCHESTER COURT TO RULE ON OUTLAWING ANTI-FRACKING PROTESTS

Anti-fracking protesters gathered outside Manchester Civil Justice Centre yesterday as shale gas company Cuadrilla sought to get an exclusion order to outlaw protests outside its plant at Preston New Road in Lancashire.

"We are here today because Cuadrilla has applied for a license to remove the right for peaceful protest" explained Eve Nortley, North West rep for Global Justice Now "This will set a precedent for the whole of the UK".

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Yesterday at Manchester Civil Justice Centre, oil and gas exploration company, Cuadrilla, sought an injunction to outlaw protests outside their fracking site on Preston New Road in Lancashire.

Cuadrilla, along with local farmers, had filed papers to the Court for an injunction covering its shale gas exploration operations at the site. The proposed injunction sought to extend and replace a previous injunction that only outlawed trespass on the company's Preston New Road shale gas exploration site and surrounding farmland, and expires at the end of August this year.

The new injunction would last for two years and prohibit obstruction of the site entrance and adjacent Preston New Road, and would include an 'exclusion zone' that would stretch for fifty metres. This would include 'lock–ons', climbing onto vehicles and slow walking in front of vehicles accessing or leaving the site. Disruption of Cuadrilla's supply chain would also be covered by the proposed injunction.

The judge, Mark Pelling QC, told the hearing in Manchester he would rule today on whether to grant an interim injunction until a later hearing in July.*

The draft order was opposed by four anti-fracking campaigners - Ian Crane, Bob and Darren Dennett and Tom Burke - and is similar to one secured by Ineos Upstream for sites across the country which is now being challenged at the Court of Appeal. Anyone in breach of the injunction could be found to be in contempt of court and might face imprisonment, fines or seizure of assets.

Before the start of the hearing, a demonstration was held outside the Civil Justice Centre... "We are here today because Cuadrilla has applied for a license to remove the right for peaceful protest" explained Eve Nortley, North West rep for Global Justice Now "This will set a precedent for the whole of the UK.

"Cuadrilla has a license to frack at Preston New Road just outside Blackpool and they have been trying to get their drilling rig up for a very long time and now they are facing financial hardship" she added "Another issue is that constabularies from other areas of the UK are policing it. This is because the local community voted no to fracking; that's local families including local police and their families.

"Even if they get the right to remove people who are peacefully protesting the protest will continue" she insisted "A large number of people have already been taken to court from the Preston New Road site; the majority of them are in their late 60s, 70s and 80s. It is shocking when all they have done is peacefully protest."

The hearing was adjourned until noon today when the protest is expected to continue.

Update: 6pm The judge granted a temporary injunction against protests at the site lasting 40 days until a two day hearing ending 11th July

For a full report from court see Drill Or Drop – click here

Words and photos by Steven Speed 

DB wrote
at 09:16:21 on 02 June 2018
GOOD. I saw these layabouts outside the court Thursday morning and all looked like they needed a good wash, do these people not have jobs to do? The people involved in these protests seem to think they represent and speak for everyone in the local communities but they don't, there is a large percentage of people who seem Fracking as a viable energy source who welcomes the research and subsequent production of gas via Fracking. It's time the rentamob green and loony left fringe woke and realised that the hippies have died out long ago and they really should contribute more to society than just singing Kumbaya and wearing daisies in their hair.
 
Jill Wwodward wrote
at 19:55:30 on 01 June 2018
Thanks Salford star for pics of protestors and covering this. Great link drillordrop.com as it covers what is happening where ever fracking is a threat. Preston New Road, just 30 miles away close to Blackpool, is on our doorstep If it takes off our countryside will change dramatically. wwwFrackfreelancashire.org have a great red leaflet with a map. From Formby to Fleetwood, from inglewhite to just north of Wigsn the map is covered with potential rig sites . This will mean methane and Co2 emissions contributing to climate change, industrialisation of countryside, huge increase of biggest lorries and much more.
 
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