From today Investigating Balcombe And Cuadrilla has a new look and a new name.
We’ll continue to publish independent, evidence-based journalism but we’ll be widening the focus to the onshore oil and gas business throughout the UK and the campaign against it.
We’ve called the new site DrillOrDrop.com after the “drill or drop” clause in petroleum exploration and development licences. This requires an operator to drill a well within a certain length of time or give up the licence area.
We’ll be looking for evidence to answer the questions:
- Should the UK drill – “go all out for shale” (and other sources of hydrocarbons), as David Cameron and others believe? Or,
- Should we drop the idea because it carries too great a risk to climate change, environmental damage and an industrialised countryside, as many opponents believe?
DrillOrDrop.com will chronicle the events of the onshore oil and gas industry across the UK. We’ll follow the regulators, political decision-makers, legal developments and the opposition campaign. We’ll be looking behind the headlines to investigate what is driving the industry and the campaign against it.
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