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.
7th April 2014 Transcripts of last week’s parliamentary questions and statements on: Tax incentives for shale gas investment Leaks from abandoned wells Impact of shale gas on energy prices Energy efficiency Energy self-sufficiency Permitting procedures for deep drilling With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
EA chair offered to speed up Cuadrilla’s permit application and intervene on Balcombe planning permission
23rd March 2014 According to documents seen by The Guardian, the chair of the Environment Agency, Lord Smith, offered last year to speed up a permit application by Cuadrilla. He also offered to intervene with West Sussex County Council on Cuadrilla’s planning application at Balcombe and identify further […]
17th March 2014 Contamination of air and water, noise and traffic disturbance, and threats to local wildlife were the main issues raised by people objecting to Cuadrilla’s latest planning application at Balcombe. The public consultation by West Sussex County Council, which ended on March 13th, attracted 925 objections. Of […]