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.
19th August 2014 Our review of 24-hours of anti-fracking protests and the reaction to them. 17th August 2pm Blackpool| Granada reports hundreds of anti-fracking campaigners march through Blackpool in opposition to further exploratory drilling on the Fylde Coast.
19th August 2014 Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, reports in this guest post on how scientists in the US have established that some chemicals used in the controversial process of fracking to extract gas and oil could represent health and environmental hazards.
12th August 2014 An e-petition calling for West Sussex County Council to declare the county a frack-free zone is now 238 signatures away from a council debate. 2,126 people have signed the petition online and 636 on paper. Under council rules, a full meeting of West Sussex County […]
11th August 2014 Campaigners calling for a ban on fracking in West Sussex have two weeks left to collect more than 800 signatures to secure a county council debate on the issue.
11th August 2014 An opinion survey for the UK Onshore Operators’ Group out today found 57% of respondents thought fracking for shale gas should go ahead, while only 16% were opposed. 27% said ‘Don’t know’.
An at-a-glance view of July’s news about fracking and onshore oil and gas. For the current month’s news click here
1st August 2014 A group of Balcombe residents have welcomed the go-ahead for their legal challenge into the decision to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla.