23rd April 2014 There are 84 oil and gas wells in Sussex, many of them abandoned long ago. Could they become the next sites for hydraulic fracturing? One anti-fracking organisation thinks they could.
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 The latest IPCC report urges a dash for gas to allow us to reduce the burning of coal. And it accepts the use of shale gas, which threatens to be far more polluting than originally thought. ALEX KIRBY, of the CLIMATE NEWS NETWORK, argues that the IPCC […]
14th April 2014 The government wants to allow onshore oil exploration sites to store up to 200 tonnes of crude oil for up to six months without applying for an environmental permit.
10th April 2014 Transcripts of the last four days of parliamentary questions and statements on: Environmental effects of the shale oil and gas industry Meetings of ministers with industry representatives Shale oil and gas extraction exclusion zones Costs of regulation and monitoring EU policy on fracking With thanks […]
April 9th 2014 Like West Sussex County Council as a whole, the planning committee that will vote on April 29th on Cuadrilla’s application to flow test its oil well at Balcombe has a Conservative majority. InvestigatingBalcombeAndCuadrilla.com has been looking into the political backgrounds of the committee members and the […]
Most councillors who will decide on Cuadrilla’s flow test application live more than 10 miles from Balcombe
9th April 2014 None of the people who will decide on April 29th whether Cuadrilla should be allowed to flow test its exploratory oil well at Balcombe live in, or represent, the village.
Who’s who on West Sussex County Council’s planning committee – find out who will decide Cuadrilla’s application
9th April 2014 On April 29th 13 members of the planning committee of West Sussex County Council will decide whether Cuadrilla should have permission to flow test its exploratory oil well at Balcombe. InvestigatingBalcombeAndCuadrilla.com has been looking into their backgrounds. For a quick summary, click here.
9th April 2014 County councillors on West Sussex’s planning committee meet on April 29th to decide whether Cuadrilla should have permission to flow test its exploratory oil well at Balcombe. The committee has 13 full members from across the county. Who are they? Which areas do they represent? […]
8th April 2014 Cuadrilla’s planning application to flow test its well at Balcombe will be considered by West Sussex County Council’s planning committee on April 29th.