26th August 2014 The appeal began this morning of an anti-fracking campaigner convicted of assaulting and obstructing a police officer at last year’s protests at Balcombe.
22nd August 2014 The South Downs National Park Authority announced today it will discuss the planning application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst on Thursday September 11th.
21st August 2014 Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association heard this afternoon it had a court date for its legal challenge to the decision to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to flow test an oil well in the village.
20th August 2014 A new series on BBC Radio 4, which uses techniques from mediation and conflict resolution, begins tonight (Wednesday August 20th) with the issue of fracking. But the arguments in favour will not be put by politicians or industry but by an ex-academic.
19th August 2014 Our review of 24-hours of anti-fracking protests and the reaction to them. 17th August 2pm Blackpool| Granada reports hundreds of anti-fracking campaigners march through Blackpool in opposition to further exploratory drilling on the Fylde Coast.
19th August 2014 Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, reports in this guest post on how scientists in the US have established that some chemicals used in the controversial process of fracking to extract gas and oil could represent health and environmental hazards.
15th August 2014 Today is the final day for responses to the government’s consultation on its plans to change the trespass laws to allow oil and gas companies to drill under land without permission.