High Court allows eviction of fracking protestors, but council must find “appropriate” alternative space – OUT-LAW.com

“The High Court has granted a possession order to West Sussex County Council, allowing it to remove anti-fracking protestors from where they have camped alongside a busy main road.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2013

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High Court adjourns eviction proceedings against fracking protestors due to “flawed” application – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 20th, 2013 in demonstrations, energy, fracking, local government, news, repossession by sally

“The High Court has suspended eviction proceedings against anti-fracking protestors at a West Sussex site, saying that the council had not taken their right to freedom of assembly into account.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th September 2013

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Court proceedings might not be the best way to deal with fracking protests, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 21st, 2013 in climate change, demonstrations, energy, environmental protection, fracking, news by sally

“Taking court action to remove protestors from the Sussex site where energy firm Cuadrilla is carrying out exploratory drilling linked to shale gas deposits in the area may not be the most effective course of action, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th August 2013

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New guidance shows ‘tangled web’ of approvals needed for fracking projects, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 8th, 2013 in consent, consultations, energy, environmental protection, fracking, news by sally

“Energy companies will need to negotiate a ‘tangled web; of regulatory approvals just to carry out exploratory ‘fracking’, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th August 2013

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Local authorities and fracking – Hardwicke Chambers

“To its supporters fracking is a revolutionary method of extracting gas and oil which will help drive down fuel prices in the UK, lower CO2 emissions and reduce the country’s dependence on foreign energy supplies. To its opponents it is a dangerous distraction from investment in renewable fuels, which can lead to the escape of carcinogenic chemicals into water supplies and which can cause minor earthquakes.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 24th July 2013

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Anti-fracking activists found guilty of trespass – The Guardian

“Three activists were found guilty at Preston magistrates court on Tuesday on charges of aggravated trespass and assault after occupying a fracking rig in a Lancashire protest last year.”

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The Guardian, 17th July 2012

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