22nd June 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on fracking and shale gas and oil Michael Fallon denies any cases of water contamination from fracking Value of shale gas to the economy Investment in the shale gas industry The Lords debate the Infrastructure […]
21st June 2014 A document released under the Freedom of Information Act has confirmed that the Sussex Police operation at last year’s Balcombe anti-fracking protests used covert intelligence-gathering. This had been suspected by campaigners but not previously stated by police.
Two weeks for West Sussex and Cuadrilla to respond to legal challenge over Balcombe drilling decision
20th June 2014 West Sussex County Council and the drilling company, Cuadrilla, have until the beginning of July to respond to a legal challenge by Balcombe residents.
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 […]
18th June 2014 This afternoon Sussex Police said the independent review of its operation at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests, published by InvestigatingBalcombeAndCuadrillla.com two days ago, would help in its future approach to policing protests.
17th June 2014 Paul Mobbs, an environmental researcher, told last night’s We Need To Talk About Fracking debate that the government was using “dodgy dossiers” to try to persuade people that fracking was safe. Ministers’ “placatory words” had “absolutely no substance whatsoever”, he said.