31st July 2014 We’ve added another interview to the review of life in Balcombe one year after the start of protests in the village against Cuadrilla and fracking. Alison Stevenson, the chair of Balcombe Parish Council, reflects on: Tensions in the village The No Dash for Gas camp […]
30th July 2014 Francis Egan, chief executive of the drilling company, Cuadrilla, went on the radio yesterday to answer questions from listeners about fracking. Mr Egan rarely gives interviews or answers questions from journalists. So we’ve transcribed his answers to the points raised by listeners to BBC Radio […]
30th July 2014 Ministers ignored the views of the vast majority of people and organisations who responded to the government consultation on new oil and gas drilling licences.
25th July 2014 A year ago today, the first lorry arrived to deliver equipment to Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe. Its passage was blocked by a group of anti-fracking campaigners. The stand-off marked the start of a protest that lasted 65 days. It made Balcombe a household […]
More reaction to refusal of Celtique Energie’s application for oil drilling between Wisborough Green and Kirdford
24th July 2014 Keep Kirdford and Wisborough Green campaign group We hope Celtique Energie will accept this decision together with all of the reasons why this site is totally unsuitable and take into account all the voices of the local people whose lives they wanted to irreversibly change. Midhurst […]
24th July 2014 Transcripts of this week’s parliamentary questions and statements on: Water use in fracking Ineos shale gas processing plans at Grangemouth With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com
West Sussex councillors did not follow spirit or letter of government policy in refusing application – Celtique Energie
22nd July 2014 The drilling company whose plans for two oil exploration wells between Wisborough Green and Kirdford were refused this morning has described its application as “compliant, comprehensive and of high quality”.
22nd July 2014 Friends of the Earth described today’s refusal of the Celtique Energie planning application to drill between Wisborough Green and Kirdford as “absolutely the right decision”.
Celebrations as West Sussex refuses Celtique Energie drilling application for Wisborough Green and Kirdford – full report
22nd July 2014 Villagers from Wisborough and Green and Kirdford cheered as West Sussex County Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to reject plans by Celtique Energie to drill for oil near their homes.
Villagers from Wisborough Green and Kirdford celebrate after West Sussex County Council planning committee unanimously rejected the application by Celtique Energie to drill for oil near their homes. Full story coming soon.