Fracking Protesters to go back to Court next year
The three Blood Tribe women charged with “intimidation” and violation of Section 423(1) (G) of the criminal code for protesting against hydraulic fracturing or ``fracking`` for natural gas near a Murphy Oil well site on the Blood Reserve in southern Alberta on September 9, 2011 were present at a Provincial Court of Alberta hearing at Cardston yesterday.
After listening to statements by the Crown Prosecutor, Counsel for the defence of Elle-Maija Apinskim Tailfeathers and Jill Crop Eared Wolf, and from Lois Frank, the third-accused, who was representing herself, the judge, adjourned the hearing until January 23, 2012. In her statement, Frank informed the Court that she was proceeding with her Notice of Constitutional Question. Counsel for the other two defendants indicated in Court that her clients were not challenging the constitutionality of the charges