April 24th 2014 Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for the South East of England, sent a message of support today to Balcombe residents opposing Cuadrilla’s planning application to flow test its exploratory oil well in the village.
Investigative journalist and environmental writer. Specialising in onshore oil and gas, fracking and the reaction to it.
24th April 2014 West Sussex County Council says no more than 100 people will be able to attend the planning committee meeting which will consider Cuadrilla’s application to test drill its well at Balcombe. To gain admission you must hold a ticket issued by the council. And to […]
23rd April 2014 Updated figures from Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released this month show there are 84 oil and gas wells in East and West Sussex. A few of them were drilled more than 100 years ago. Many never produced commercial quantities of hydrocarbons. But […]
23rd April 2014 There are 84 oil and gas wells in Sussex, many of them abandoned long ago. Could they become the next sites for hydraulic fracturing? One anti-fracking organisation thinks they could.
19th April 2014 Balcombe residents have accused the Confederation of British Industry of faking Cuadrilla’s record on community engagement with the village. The CBI used the oil and gas exploration company as a case study on its website to illustrate the importance of building trust with local communities. […]
18th April 2014 This is the complete transcript of an interview with Caroline Lucas MP about policing and prosecution policy at the anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe last year.
18th April 2014 By Ruth Hayhurst and Barry Keevins After her acquittal on all charges arising from last year’s Balcombe anti-fracking demonstrations, MP Caroline Lucas said the right to protest was being eroded and undermined. “Legitimate protest”, she said was being “criminalised by oppressive policing in an attempt […]