22nd July 2014 Villagers from Wisborough and Green and Kirdford cheered as West Sussex County Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to reject plans by Celtique Energie to drill for oil near their homes.
21st July 2014 Friends of the Earth has welcomed the call by former minister Nick Herbert for a rejection of Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill for oil near Wisborough Green and Kirdford.
21st July 2014 The organisation representing environmental health officers has urged local authorities to prevent fracking in their areas until they are satisfied about its risks to public health or the environment.
21st July 2014 In the past few minutes, West Sussex County Council has reversed its decision to postpone a decision on Celtique Energie’s planning application to drill for oil between Wisborough Green and Kirdford.
21st July 2014 West Sussex County Council confirmed this morning that consideration of the planning application by Celtique Energie for oil exploration between Wisborough Green and Kirdford has been postponed.
20th July 2014 A transcript of this week’s parliamentary questions and statements on: Quantities of gas in the Bowland shale Shale gas and economic competitiveness Cabinet committee on development of shale gas Water treatment works capable of processing flow-back fluid Methane concentrations in ground water Costs to local […]
16th July 2014 Industry’s “systemic, wilful blindness to risk” Jeremy Leggett, green energy entrepreneur and chair of Solarcentury, the UK’s largest independent solar electric company, told BBC Sussex: “I have a lot of sympathy with the points being made in the debate. Look at the record of the […]
15th July 2014 Another attempt at a balanced debate on hydraulic fracturing failed tonight because the pro-frackers again declined to take part.
15th July 2014 Councillors from East Sussex were urged this morning to block any attempts at fracking in the county. A petition, organised by Friends of the Earth, was presented to the chair of the county council. It asked East Sussex County Council to “apply the precautionary principle […]
14th July 2014 Celtique Energie is seeking a postponement of the decision by West Sussex County Council on its plans to drill an exploratory oil or gas well between Kirdford and Wisborough Green. If this is not granted, the company has threatened to appeal or withdraw the entire […]