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.
13th August 2014 An editorial in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph urged the government to share what it called the “bad news – and the bonanza – on fracking”. “It is patronising and self-defeating”, it said, “to avoid a discussion about the localised implications of drilling”.
12th August 2014 An e-petition calling for West Sussex County Council to declare the county a frack-free zone is now 238 signatures away from a council debate. 2,126 people have signed the petition online and 636 on paper. Under council rules, a full meeting of West Sussex County […]
12th August 2014 The latest government survey of public attitudes to fracking has shown a fall in support. The Public Attitudes Tracker, commissioned by Department of Energy and Climate Change and published today, reveals under a quarter of respondents supported shale gas extraction.
11th August 2014 Campaigners calling for a ban on fracking in West Sussex have two weeks left to collect more than 800 signatures to secure a county council debate on the issue.
11th August 2014 An opinion survey for the UK Onshore Operators’ Group out today found 57% of respondents thought fracking for shale gas should go ahead, while only 16% were opposed. 27% said ‘Don’t know’.
11th August 2014 The Green MP Caroline Lucas has accused the government of hiding information from the public on fracking after a report on the impact of shale gas on the rural economy was heavily redacted.
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1st August 2014 A group of Balcombe residents have welcomed the go-ahead for their legal challenge into the decision to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla.
1st August 2014 A group of Balcombe residents has won the right to challenge in court the decision by West Sussex County Council to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to flow test and flare in the village. A judicial review will now be heard by a judge in […]