By Ruth Hayhurst, DrillorDrop
A judge has ruled that an injunction obtained against anti-fracking protesters by INEOS Shale should continue
Earlier this month, INEOS – the UK’s largest holder of shale gas exploration licences – asked the High Court to extend the order.
Two environmental campaigners who opposed the order argued it was “unprecedented” and “draconian” and should be dismissed.
On 23 November, Mr Justice Morgan ruled that the interim injunction should remain in place. The campaigners can appeal. A future trial would be needed to make the order permanent.