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 […]
18th July 2014 An anti-fracking campaigner accused of shoulder-barging a police officer at last year’s protests at Balcombe has failed to overturn his conviction.
16th July 2014 The BBC explained this morning how it encouraged oil and gas companies and politicians to take part in its live fracking debate at Fernhurst – even though none chose to attend.
Reaction to BBC fracking debate at Fernhurst – “wilful blindness to risk”; “disinformation and innuendo”; “beating climate change”
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 […]