INEOS Injunction Ruled Unlawful
Updated: Apr 6, 2019
Anti-fracking campaigns have won a legal challenge to an injunction granted to the shale gas company, Ineos Upstream.
Three law lords this morning granted an appeal brought by Joe Corre and Joe Boyd.
In a reserved judgement, Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice David Richards and Lord Justice Leggatt ruled that sections of the injunction, first granted in July 2017, were unlawful.
Sections removed from the injunction were slow walking, blocking the road, lockons, lorry surfing and protests against the supply chain. Tom Pickering from Ineos says protestors are "militants who game the legal system with intimidation and mob rule. We stand for jobs and opportunity. They stand for anarchy in the UK.” Desperate words from a desperate man.