Category: Campaign

Reporting the campaign against exploration and exploitation of unconventional gas and oil

Quote of the Day: 26 days later

Even before the arrest yesterday of the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas – for illegally blocking the entry to the drilling site, along with other protesters – it was clear that any rational debate [about shale gas exploration] had been drowned out by a shrieking chorus of environmental […]

Who’s Who – Campaign

Leila Dean Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace Katy Dunn Member of No Fracking In Balcombe Society Suzie Horne Balcombe villager She said: “I am livid about it” [letter from West Sussex County Council leader which apologised for protest camp] Natalie Hynde Super-glued herself to Simon Metcalfe at entrance to Cuadrilla […]

Who’s Who – Environment

Paul Batty Environment Agency officer with responsibility for issuing permits Simon Deacon Environment Agency Technical specialist for groundwater & contaminated land Leila Dean Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace Geoffrey Lean Daily Telegraph environment correspondent He said: “The Environment Agency has been found to be asleep on the job at the very […]

Who’s Who – Balcombe

Katy Dunn Member of No Fracking In Balcombe Society Simon Greenwood Owner of Balcombe Estate which includes the Cuadrilla site at Lower Stumble and a member of Balcombe Parish Councl Francis Maude MP MP for Horsham, which includes Balcombe, and Cabinet Office Minister He said: “Balcombe is unlikely […]

Does fracking bring down gas prices?

Who says it will? Michael Fallon, Minister for Energy and Business “The potential prize is huge: cheaper bills for everybody”  (31/7/13)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10213985/The-potential-prize-from-fracking-is-huge.html Prime Minister, David Cameron Fracking has “real potential to drive energy bills down”. (11/8/13)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10236664/We-cannot-afford-to-miss-out-on-shale-gas.html Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne “This is a major new energy source […]