Comment on "Fracking and the scope for public dissent" : The sentencing of The Frack Three (Richard Roberts, Simon Blevins, Richard Loizou, (Case Number T20180167)) and R v Roberts (Richard) [2018] EWCA Crim 2739

Ford, Christopher (2019) Comment on "Fracking and the scope for public dissent" : The sentencing of The Frack Three (Richard Roberts, Simon Blevins, Richard Loizou, (Case Number T20180167)) and R v Roberts (Richard) [2018] EWCA Crim 2739. Environmental Law Review, 21 (4). pp. 318-320. ISSN 1461-4529

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    Abstract

    The recent ELR case comment1 on 'fracking and the scope for public dissent' is interesting, but perhaps lacks balance. Hawkins sets out the legal process regarding one particular case regarding fracking protestors and some of the wider context. She argues that this case is 'but one manifestation of the increased use of legal mechanisms to restrict protest'. She raises and critiques some of the recent events around fracking in the UK.