Skip to main content

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

 

Details

by Futures Centre Spotted 1933 signals

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • Share

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.

>