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Three anti-fracking activists receive prison sentences

by Futures Centre, Dec 10
1 minute read

Three young men have been given jail sentences for blocking a fracking convoy near Blackpool, England, ostensibly marking the first sentencing of environmental activists since 1932.  The three activists were convicted of causing a public nuisance following their four-day blockade of trucks delivering drilling equipment to the Preston New Road fracking site.  The site, which lies in the county of Lancashire county, has been the focus of environmental group scrutiny since 2016 when the local courts gave energy company Cuadrilla permission to extract shale gas from two wells near Preston New Road.

Fracking Protest - Wikimedia



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