Fracking campaigner FAILS in High Court battle

Posted: October 12, 2018 by oldbrew in alarmism, Energy, Legal, News
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Another waste of time and money for all concerned. Time for the real work to begin.

An environmental campaigner has failed in his High Court action to temporarily block energy firm Cuadrilla from fracking in Lancashire, reports TLE.

Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan had described the challenge as “a last gasp attempt at trying to frustrate the process.”

Previously Bob Dennett, who brought the case and had raised over £12,000 towards his legal costs, said: “This case has been made to safeguard the lives and wellbeing of thousands of local residents and businesses, including schoolchildren, in the event of the need to evacuate the area in the vicinity of the Preston New Road fracking site in Lancashire.”

Continued here.

  1. oldbrew says:

    Dismissing the application, the judge said: “The claimant first has to establish that there is a serious issue to be tried.

    “I am satisfied that the claimant falls at the first hurdle.”

  2. cognog2 says:

    Good. At last a judge talking common sense. The same logic applies to the CAGW Meme. It is merely a belief with an absence of evidence.

  3. MrGrimNasty says:

    Surely this guy must be labelled a vexatious litigant to prevent further waste?

  4. Bitter@twisted says:

    I do hope costs were awarded against this green idiot.

  5. ivan says:

    I like the editing of the picture to indicate reality unlike the one in the BBC article.

    It is also interesting that Google appears to be helping the anti fracking mob by making it very difficult to find any articles that support fracking or give a balanced view. Not at all surprising considering.

  6. Graeme No.3 says:

    I take the unpopular approach of thinking that any company wanting to pump chemicals underground is going to make sure they are cheap, effective and safe in that they won’t cause them problems in the near future. Hence their major component is water.
    But there was a bit on ABC radio recently about some activist fighting against frakking in Western Australia using the film showing gas coming from water taps. That the gas has flowed since (at least) 1936 long before any drilling for oil or frakking was used in the region doesn’t seem to have been mentioned.
    It’s all scare tactics. The big boogey monster will get you.

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  8. oldbrew says:

    After years of delays, the big day to start drilling for gas arrived and…a storm blew in 😐

    Storm Callum halts fracking in Lancashire as start delayed due to bad weather