Category: Politics

Reporting of the politics at national and local level of the shale gas and fracking debate

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 […]

Who’s Who – Politics

Lord John Browne of Madingly Government’s lead non executive director on business in the Cabinet Office (appointed by Francis Maude), director of Riverstone Europe LLP and chairman of the board of Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd. Former CEO of BP. Riverstone is a major investor in Cuadrilla Resources Holdings […]

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 […]

Who decides on fracking?

“Local concerns have to be respected and any form of legal and peaceful protest is legitimate activity. But there is the national interest as well and one of the difficult things for the Government is the balance of how strong the planning guidance should be to compel local […]