The No Fracking in Balcombe Society (NoFibs) is quoted in the Mid Sussex Times as saying it does not believe Cuadrilla will never frack at Balcombe.
Yesterday, a letter from the company to villagers said the oil-bearing rocks at Balcombe were naturally fractured and so it had no plans to frack.
But the Mid Sussex Times says this has not reassured villagers. It quotes Juliette Harris: “Cuadrilla and the government will do anything to remove the frack word from future exploration. With a 30 year lease signed with the Balcombe Estate fracking is clearly their intention. Whatever they were to call their activities, Cuadrilla have no social license to be in our community.”