12th March 2014 An anti-fracking activist who climbed a 6m scaffolding tripod to block the road outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe was found guilty of obstructing the highway this afternoon. But the judge imposed the minimum penalty after hearing that Jamie Spiers had given up the […]
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11th March 2014 Noise, lighting, traffic and the impact on the natural beauty of the High Weald are the key concerns of organisations responding to Cuadrilla’s application to flow test its oil exploration well at Balcombe. As the consultation period comes to an end, InvestigatingBalcomeAndCuadrilla.com has been analysing […]
Public Health England (PHE) has called for more controls on testing Cuadrilla’s oil exploration well at Balcombe to protect people from possible pollution threats. Responding to the company’s latest planning application, the organisation (established last year to protect and improve the nation’s health) recommended: Further checks on the […]
New Scientist magazine says the Balcombe area of West Sussex could be one of the best places to drill for onshore oil after a study of shale rock throughout England. The study’s leader, Alastair Fraser, of Imperial College London, told the magazine: “Our analysis highlights the Balcombe area […]
8th March 2014 Balcombe Parish council has confirmed that it will formally object to the planning application submitted by Cuadrilla Balcombe Ltd to flow test the oil exploration well in the village. At an extra-ordinary meeting this morning the council unanimously adopted the recommendation of the Oil Exploration […]
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7th March 2014 Transcripts of last week’s parliamentary questions on: Regulating shale gas and the implications of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Insurance for shale gas operators With thanks to theyworkforyou.com 3/3/14 Question by Roger Godsiff, Birmingham, Hall Green, Labour To ask the Secretary of State for […]