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 […]
Seat reservation needed to attend West Sussex committee deciding Wisborough Green/Kirdford drilling plans
14th July 2014 West Sussex County Council is again controlling public admission to a planning committee considering an application for oil and gas drilling.
13th July 2014 West Sussex County Council says it is planning more information days on oil and gas drilling after describing last month’s event in Pulborough a success.
12th July 2014 Transcripts of this week’s parliamentary questions about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas Nato Secretary General’s comments about Russian infiltration of anti-fracking groups Fracking in East Yorkshire and the Mendip Hills Health effects of endocrine disrupter chemicals used in fracking fluids With thanks to […]
11th July 2014 West Sussex County Council planners are recommending refusal of an application by Celtique Energie to drill an exploratory oil well between Wisborough Green and Kirdford.
11th July 2014 Cuadrilla has again confirmed to Balcombe Parish Council that it does not plan to frack at Balcombe “now or in the future”. The company was responding to a letter, written three years ago by one of its directors to the Department of Energy and Climate […]
Sussex police commissioner defends right to protest – but can’t reveal what the Balcombe police said to Cuadrilla
10th July 2014 The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner said she would defend to her “last breath” the right to protest. But answering questions about last year’s anti-fracking demonstrations at Balcombe, she could not say whether police passed personal information about demonstrators to the oil exploration company, Cuadrilla.
9th July 2014 The group trying to organise a nationwide debate about fracking in the UK has cancelled its next event because supporters of the process would not take part.