The planning committee of the South Downs National Park Authority voted this morning to reject an application from Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well at Fernhurst. Here is a summary of the key issues raised by members of the committee as they came to their decision.
No exceptional circumstances to justify drilling in the National Park, committee says. Companies being prevented from drilling in the SE, says Celtique Energie Opponents of drilling in the South Downs National Park celebrated this morning after the rejection of Celtique Energie’s application for an exploratory oil well near […]
The planning committee of the South Downs National Park Authority has refused an application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well near Fernhurst in West Sussex.
Anti-tracking campaigners outside South Downs National Park HQ where Celtique Energie application to drill at Fernhurst is decided today.
Concerns inevitable but regulation will make fracking safe, MPs told The new environment secretary, Elizabeth Truss, told MPs this afternoon that people could have confidence in fracking because, with proper regulation, it was safe and had a low impact on the environment.
After months of shying away from debates about fracking, the onshore oil and gas industry now wants to talk. The industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) is inviting people to submit questions about shale to its new Talk about shale website.
Sussex Police has agreed to withdraw five cautions accepted by people arrested at last year’s anti-fracking protests at Balcombe.
Police liaison officer denies his team collected intelligence on campaigners In the final interview of our series Balcombe One Year On, Sergeant Mark Redbourn, a Police Liaison Officer with Sussex Police, looks back on the highs and lows of the anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site. During […]
Events coming up in September on fracking and onshore oil and gas drilling Wednesday 10th SeptemberElizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Dr Paul Leinster, Chief Executive, Environment Agency, give evidence to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select […]
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