Judge’s frack­ing back­ing

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GAS gi­ant Cuadrilla was start­ing frack­ing work to­day de­spite huge op­po­si­tion from protesters.

The High Court threw out an at­tempt by a cam­paigner to gain an in­junc­tion against the op­er­a­tion near Black­pool.

At a hear­ing in Lon­don yes­ter­day, Mr Jus­tice Sup­per­stone dis­missed Bob Den­nett’s ap­pli­ca­tion to stop the com­pany frack­ing the UK’s first shale gas de­posits.

Mr Den­nett claimed Lan­cashire County Coun­cil had not put to­gether an emer­gency plan in case of leaks.

But the judge ruled that there was not a “se­ri­ous is­sue” that would jus­tify halt­ing the op­er­a­tion.

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