Cuadrilla statement on the Court of Appeal ruling – Monday 27th January 2020

The Court of Appeal have today dismissed the appeal of three environmental activists found in contempt of court for carrying out direct action protests in breach of an order made in the High Court in June 2018.

Cuadrilla’s position on this case and such protests remains unchanged.

We have no objection to peaceful, law-abiding protest and have worked alongside Lancashire Police to facilitate this.  However actions of this type do not recognise that our neighbours, motorists using the busy road and our staff and suppliers have a right to go about their business without disruption, inconvenience or intimidation.

In this case, these actions were dangerous, disruptive and unlawful and we support the Court of Appeal’s decision to rule as such.

Cuadrilla will not be making any further comment.