24th June 2014 County councillors who went on an information visit to an oil field weren’t told about two pollution incidents which took four years to fix, according to details released today (24/6/14) under the Freedom of Information Act.
UK fracking “irresponsible” without more health studies and stricter regulation – oil engineer tells The Lancet
20th June 2014 The UK is not ready to resume fracking because regulations are inadequate and the evidence of impacts on health is being ignored by the government, according to correspondence in The Lancet, published online this morning.
Planners prepare for close scrutiny over Celtique Energie’s application at Kirdford-Wisborough Green
19th June 2014 Planning officers at West Sussex County Council are preparing for intense public interest in their advice on Celtique Energie’s application to explore for oil between Kirdford and Wisborough Green. They also expect there will be close scrutiny of their report, which will recommend a decision […]
13th June 2014 Lawyers for a Balcombe residents’ group have issued legal proceedings in the High Court in an attempt to overturn Cuadrilla’s planning permission for drilling in the village. Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association (FFBRA), which has 312 members, is taking legal action against both West Sussex County […]
12th June 2014 In the past year, the Environment Agency has issued environmental permits for seven oil and gas drilling sites. It has also given pre-application advice for 24 more.
10th June 2014 West Sussex County Council has released details of the programme and participants for its information day on oil and gas development exploration and extraction. The event is on Saturday 21st June at Pulborough Village Hall and runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Participants include: the Environment Agency, Health […]
Two-thirds back moratorium on fracking in Sussex; three-quarters want more time for public debate – Greenpeace poll
6th June 2014 New research for Greenpeace in Sussex found two-thirds of respondents wanted a temporary ban on fracking. About three-quarters wanted a public debate on fracking before planning authorities made decisions on whether it should go ahead.