West Sussex councillors will be advised tomorrow to refuse to declare the county a frack free zone. A petition with more than 3,500 signatures urging the county to make itself frack free will be debated by the full council at its meeting in Horsham.
The MP for two West Sussex villages where Celtique Energie wants to drill for oil and gas said he hoped the company would lose its appeal against a refusal of planning permission. He also criticised Celtique for failing to reply to his letters.
Alex Kirby, of the Climate News Network, reports on a new study which warns that fracking will not rescue us from climate change because increased production of gas and rising demand for it will result in higher, not lower emissions. The argument that fracking can help to reduce […]
Friends of the Earth campaigner, Brenda Pollack, gave this reaction to news that Celtique Energie has appealed against the refusal by West Sussex County Council of its planning application to drill near Wisborough Green: “This appeal will cast a dark shadow over the lives of local residents who […]
Celtique Energie has confirmed it will appeal against the decision by West Sussex County Council to refuse planning permission for an exploration well near the villages of Kirdford and Wisborough Green. The company said in a statement it believed the decision was “fundamentally unsound”.
IGas is publicising plans today to start producing oil and gas from one of its exploration sites in Surrey. The company is holding an information meeting about its plans to extend part of the Bletchingley oil field, east of Redhill, and to convert the wells from appraisal to […]
Labour accused the government yesterday of taking a “lackadaisical” approach to regulating fracking by relying on voluntary agreements with the industry.
Anti-fracking campaigners say new government proposals could allow drilling companies to dump waste under private land without the owners’ permission.
East Sussex County Council has rejected calls for a ban on fracking in the county. This morning the lead cabinet member for transport and environment, Carl Maynard, turned down a request in a petition calling for the refusal of any attempt at fracking in East Sussex.
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