PRESS RELEASE 24 July 2018
At 07.00hrs this morning, six anti-fracking campaigners locked-on to devices outside of Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road exploratory hydraulic fracturing site. This was a deliberate attempt to highlight the abuse of the law by Cuadrilla, who have recently obtained an injunction against “persons unknown”, preventing any sort of meaningful protest.
A spokesperson for the group stated:
“We are using our enshrined-in-law human rights to protest, to challenge a polluting industry that holds no social license in our community. This industry has gone to extreme and expensive lengths to manipulate the law, via a court injunction, to prevent protest in meaningful forms. We’re here today to challenge that. Fracking has no residential support within the UK, with the government pushing it upon communities who have already said no.
“Why should a national government overrule local governments, to force this industry on communities? Why has the law been misused for the benefit of wealthy corporations? There has to be a strong line drawn under such abuses of law and democracy: this today, is our line.”
Notes to Editors
1. Cuadrilla secures new injunction against fracking protestors
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