5th June 2014 The Department of Energy and Climate Change has confirmed it has extended Cuadrilla’s licence for oil exploration and production in the area which includes Balcombe in West Sussex. But the company is likely to lose its licence for the adjoining area, around Heathfield and the […]
An at-a-glance view of May’s news about fracking and onshore oil and gas. For the current month’s news click here 31/5/14 The Times reports that Cuadrilla has threatened to pull out of Britain unless the law is changed to allow it to drill under people’s homes without permission. In an […]
30th May 2014 West Sussex County Council has responded to a challenge by a group of Balcombe residents that the planning permission for Cuadrilla’s exploratory oil well was unlawful.
30th May 2014 This week, Cuadrilla announced it had submitted a planning application to hydraulically fracture up to four wells at one of its sites in Lancashire. But what are the company’s plans for southern England? Cuadrilla recently gained planning permission to test the oil exploration well it […]
29th May 2014 The renewable energy company, Ecotricity, has agreed to fund legal action by a group of Balcombe residents campaigning against Cuadrilla’s oil exploration operation in the village.
23rd May 2014 There could be up to 8 billion barrels of oil under the Weald in southern England, according to a report out today. But it may be difficult to extract – and there’s unlikely to be any shale gas.
21st May 2014 The latest opinion poll on fracking confirms women are far more likely than men to oppose the technique – just as the head of the UK’s leading fracking company urges the industry to win women’s confidence.
19th May 2014 Nine months after the Balcombe anti-fracking protests, their effect on public opinion is still being felt, according to research published today.
18th May 2014 A residents’ group in Balcombe has written through its lawyers to tell West Sussex County Council why it believes planning permission for testing Cuadrilla’s exploratory oil well was unlawful. The council has 14 days to respond before the group applies for a judicial review of […]
16th May 2014 An anti-fracking campaigner, acquitted after last year’s protests at Balcombe, has criticised the Sussex Police operation for being disproportionate. Sheila Menon, who was arrested as she sat next to the MP Caroline Lucas during a sit down protest in August, told BBC South East Today: […]