The first trial arising from protests outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe collapsed within an hour when the judge questioned whether an offence had been committed. District Judge Peter Crabtree invited the prosecution to drop the case at Brighton Magistrates Court this morning (25/11/13) after hearing evidence […]
West Sussex County Council used bailiffs today (19/11/13) to clear the protest camp which has been outside Cuadrilla’s exploration site at Balcombe since July. A statement by the council said: “As promised during the High Court hearing we have established a new designated protest area close to the entrance […]
Bristol University has published a report on the seismic effects of Cuadrilla’s drilling at Balcombe during the summer. The report found many sources of seismic noise. One of the biggest was the London to Brighton railway line, which runs alongside the site.
Thursday November 21 Duncan Clark, one of the authors of The Burning Question, talks about addiction to fossil fuels and how to give them up, at The Elephant and Castle pub, Lewes, from 7.30pm. Tickets from Anne firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday November 27 Lord Browne of Madingley, chair of Cuadrilla Resources, […]
A delegation of opponents of fracking met the leader of West Sussex County Council, Louise Goldsmith, today at County Hall in Chichester. The delegation comprised villagers from Balcombe, Fernhurst and Wisborough Green/Kirdford, where the oil and gas companies, Cuadrilla and Celtique Energie, want to carry out exploratory drilling. […]
The Midhurst and Petworth Observer reports that about 25 anti-fracking campaigners have camped on a lawn outside the headquarters of West Sussex County Council in Chichester. The campaigners, many of whom met at Balcombe, began their protest began yesterday (17/11/13). They say they plan to stay until at […]
Environmental Data Services reports a forecast by the International Energy Agency that the UK could produce 3 billion cubic metres (bcm) of shale gas by 2035 – or 3% of annual demand. That is said to be the equivalent to commercial production from 10 wells and far below […]