20th June 2014 West Sussex County Council and the drilling company, Cuadrilla, have until the beginning of July to respond to a legal challenge by Balcombe residents.
20th June 2014 The UK is not ready to resume fracking because regulations are inadequate and the evidence of impacts on health is being ignored by the government, according to correspondence in The Lancet, published online this morning.
19th June 2014 Planning officers at West Sussex County Council are preparing for intense public interest in their advice on Celtique Energie’s application to explore for oil between Kirdford and Wisborough Green. They also expect there will be close scrutiny of their report, which will recommend a decision […]
17th June 2014 Paul Mobbs, an environmental researcher, told last night’s We Need To Talk About Fracking debate that the government was using “dodgy dossiers” to try to persuade people that fracking was safe. Ministers’ “placatory words” had “absolutely no substance whatsoever”, he said.
17th June 2014 “This debate needs to be much wider than merely fracking”, said broadcaster Jon Snow, the chair of last night’s We Need to Talk About Fracking meeting in London. He told the sell-out event at Central Hall Westminster there also needed to be a debate about […]
17th June 2014 Vivienne Westwood and organisers of the We Need To Talk About Fracking debates have arranged a second meeting in London after no politicians or industry representatives took part in last night’s event in London. The sell-out audience at Central Hall Westminster heard from six opponents […]
16th June 2014 Sussex Police was taken by surprise by last year’s anti-fracking protests at Balcombe – even though it had been warned several weeks before that they could happen, an official report concluded.
June 14th 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on: The Infrastructure Bill proposals to allow drilling without landowers’ consent The carbon footprint of different energy sources Gas prices Earthquakes Investment in liquified natural gas terminals Government visits to Lancashire With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
13th June 2014 Lawyers for a Balcombe residents’ group have issued legal proceedings in the High Court in an attempt to overturn Cuadrilla’s planning permission for drilling in the village. Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association (FFBRA), which has 312 members, is taking legal action against both West Sussex County […]
12th June 2014 Cuadrilla said today that public opinion was running two to one in favour of fracking in the Fylde area of Lancashire, where the company wants to hydraulically fracture up to eight wells.