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.
20th August 2014 A new series on BBC Radio 4, which uses techniques from mediation and conflict resolution, begins tonight (Wednesday August 20th) with the issue of fracking. But the arguments in favour will not be put by politicians or industry but by an ex-academic.
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.
15th August 2014 Today is the final day for responses to the government’s consultation on its plans to change the trespass laws to allow oil and gas companies to drill under land without permission.
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 […]
12th August 2014 The latest government survey of public attitudes to fracking has shown a fall in support. The Public Attitudes Tracker, commissioned by Department of Energy and Climate Change and published today, reveals under a quarter of respondents supported shale gas extraction.
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.