18th April 2014 By Ruth Hayhurst and Barry Keevins After her acquittal on all charges arising from last year’s Balcombe anti-fracking demonstrations, MP Caroline Lucas said the right to protest was being eroded and undermined. “Legitimate protest”, she said was being “criminalised by oppressive policing in an attempt […]
17th April 2014 The Green MP for Brighton, Caroline Lucas, vowed to continue her campaign to end fracking after her acquittal on public order and obstruction charges arising from last summer’s protests at Balcombe.
17th April 2014 Cuadrilla’s planning application to flow test its well at Balcombe has been recommended for approval by planners at West Sussex County Council.
14th April 2014 More people would prefer a wind farm in their local council area than a fracking site, according to research published today by YouGov for the renewables company, Ecotricity.
12th April 2014 The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has written to the Conservative MP, Peter Lilley, confirming that only one well in the UK has used high volume hydraulic fracturing.
Onshore shale oil and gas “too dangerous to proceed with”, Balcombe residents’ group warns government
12th April 2014 The Frack Free Balcombe Residents’ Association (FFBRA) has called for a block on all future onshore oil and gas licences in the UK. It also says Environmental Impact Assessments should be carried out on all existing licences.
11th April 2014 Oil and gas exploration should be banned in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) unless it is in the national interest and only when the circumstances are exceptional. That’s the view of the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty* (NAAONB), in response to […]