More Balcombe anti fracking campaigners in court

A further group of anti-fracking campaigners appeared in Crawley Magistrates Court this morning, charged following protests outside the Cuadrilla exploration site at Balcombe. The case against one campaigner was withdrawn by the Crown Prosecution Service. The cases against 11 others were adjourned until October 16th 2013, when they […]

Energy Minister meets Cuadrilla

The Guardian Diary reports today (8/10/13) it has confirmed, through a Freedom of Information request, that Energy Minister Michael Fallon met Cuadrilla on 24 June 2013, a month before the company got the go-ahead to drill at Balcombe. The Department for Energy and Climate Change could not confirm […]

Everyone’s talking about fracking

At least 26 public meetings  on fracking will be held in England between September 25th and October 25th 2013 September 25 Fracking in Kent? Meeting, Sheperdswell, Kent, addressed by CPRE Protect Kent September 26 Public meeting, Eccles, organised by Say No to Fracking on Barton Moss September 27 Fracking […]

Lewes debate opposes fracking

A majority of people attending a public debate on fracking in Lewes, Sussex, last night (October 7th 2013) opposed the technique for extracting gas or oil. A show of hands at the beginning and end of the event suggested a small number of people were undecided about fracking, […]