ASA rules shale gas advert is misleading, exaggerated and unsubstantiated after complaint by Balcombe resident The head of an American fracking company, who has advised MPs and the European parliament, has been censured for statements he made in an advert about the benefits of shale gas to Britain. […]
West Sussex Highways Authority has withdrawn its objection to Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst. The authority submitted a revised response to the application on August 26th after the company produced extra information, including a traffic management plan.
28th August 2014 The largest number of signatories for an e-petition calling for West Sussex to become a frack-free zone came from parts of the county where there are plans for exploratory oil drilling or a new well was drilled recently.
A petition calling for West Sussex to be declared a frack free zone has secured enough signatures to force a council debate.
27th August 2014 An anti-fracking campaigner has failed to overturn his convictions for assaulting and obstructing a police evidence gatherer following last year’s protests at Balcombe. Timothy Harris, 30, of Crewkerne, Somerset, argued that any contact between him and PC Stephen Kimber outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at […]
26th August 2014 The appeal began this morning of an anti-fracking campaigner convicted of assaulting and obstructing a police officer at last year’s protests at Balcombe.
22nd August 2014 The South Downs National Park Authority announced today it will discuss the planning application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst on Thursday September 11th.