Fracking company applies for further injunction in Lancashire

22nd May 2018
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A fracking company wants to get a wide-ranging injunction to stop people from exercising their democratic right to oppose fracking in Lancashire.

The fracking company Cuadrilla today announced that it will take further action to stop protests outside its site at Preston New Road, in Lancashire, by filing papers at the High Court to extend the current injunction already in place.

Responding for Friends of the Earth, Helen Rimmer, North West campaigner for the group, said:

“This is desperate stuff after 7 years of failure in attempts to get fracking started. As the industry themselves have to admit, there is nothing wrong with peaceful protest. People have exercised their right to protest every day since January last year when work started at the site; that’s democracy in action. The simple truth is people don’t want fracking.”