18th May 2014 A residents’ group in Balcombe has written through its lawyers to tell West Sussex County Council why it believes planning permission for testing Cuadrilla’s exploratory oil well was unlawful. The council has 14 days to respond before the group applies for a judicial review of […]
May 16th 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on: Critique of the Public Health England report on shale gas extraction Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK and US Tax allowances for onshore oil and gas operators With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
16th May 2014 An anti-fracking campaigner, acquitted after last year’s protests at Balcombe, has criticised the Sussex Police operation for being disproportionate. Sheila Menon, who was arrested as she sat next to the MP Caroline Lucas during a sit down protest in August, told BBC South East Today: […]
Sussex Chief Constable denies criminalising demonstrators at Balcombe protests – and reveals his officers have been advising UK police forces
16th May 2014 Sussex Chief Constable Giles York has defended his force’s policing of last year’s anti-fracking protests at Balcombe. He also revealed Sussex officers have been advising police across Britain in how to deal with demonstrations at fracking sites.
16th May 2014 The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has confirmed she will be questioning temporary Chief Constable Giles York later today about policing at the Balcombe protests.
14th May 2014 The chair of Balcombe Parish Council, Alison Stevenson, said the village was split by Cuadrilla’s exploratory drilling operation and the protests that accompanied it. But she felt Balcombe could heal in the future.
14th May 2014 The study by the British Geological Survey of potential oil and gas resources in the Weald will be “finished fairly soon”, a shale gas conference heard this morning.
13th May 2014 Shale gas can’t be a significant part of UK energy if we want to avoid damaging climate change, a researcher in carbon emissions told an industry conference this afternoon.
13th May 2014 Senior politicians who want the fracking industry to go much faster are out of step with the wishes of the operators, a major shale gas conference heard today.
13th May 2014 Chief executive of IGas, Andrew Austin, told a shale gas conference this afternoon the industry had to win over women.