3rd June 2014 A countryside group has called on the government to uphold environmental standards at onshore oil exploration sites, not reduce them.
29th May 2014 There have been more than 4,700 public objections to Celtique Energie’s planning application for oil and gas exploration near Fernhurst, according to data from the South Downs National Park Authority. Only a handful of comments to the authority supported the application.
27th May 2014 A new group promoting a national debate about fracking has published details of its first events. We Need to Talk About Fracking is seeking definitive answers to the key questions about hydraulic fracturing and extreme extraction. It says it will address the facts and balance […]
23rd May 2014 There could be up to 8 billion barrels of oil under the Weald in southern England, according to a report out today. But it may be difficult to extract – and there’s unlikely to be any shale gas.
23rd May 2014 The British Geological Survey has published its report on the Weald shale report. The report, commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), says the range of shale oil in place is estimated to be between 2.20 and 8.57 billion barrels (bbl) or 293 and […]
20th May 2014 The British shale industry was warned yesterday to learn from Australia and to not rush into fracking without a proper public debate.
19th May 2014 A new opinion poll has found that people are much more likely to oppose fracking in their own back yards – and especially under it.
19th May 2014 Nine months after the Balcombe anti-fracking protests, their effect on public opinion is still being felt, according to research published today.
19th May 2014 Another conference opens this morning on fracking, the UK shale gas industry and public reaction to it.
14th May 2014 The chair of Balcombe Parish Council, Alison Stevenson, said the village was split by Cuadrilla’s exploratory drilling operation and the protests that accompanied it. But she felt Balcombe could heal in the future.