Tag: climate change

One month on

A month ago today, on Thursday July 25th, Cuadrilla began moving equipment onto its exploratory drilling site near Balcombe in West Sussex. Anti-fracking campaigners gathered outside the gates and successfully stopped lorries getting into the site. By 11am, campaigners had established a camp on the verge alongside and vowed […]

Updates – August 23rd

Updates to August timeline 23/8/13 Costs reach £2.3m Sussex Police says the cost of policing protests at Balcombe has risen to £2.3m and is likely to reach £3.7m. It says the cost of the six-day Reclaim the Power camp, which ended on Wednesday August 21st, were £1.5m, including help […]

Quote of the Day: 26 days later

Even before the arrest yesterday of the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas – for illegally blocking the entry to the drilling site, along with other protesters – it was clear that any rational debate [about shale gas exploration] had been drowned out by a shrieking chorus of environmental […]

Who’s Who – Campaign

Leila Dean Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace Katy Dunn Member of No Fracking In Balcombe Society Suzie Horne Balcombe villager She said: “I am livid about it” [letter from West Sussex County Council leader which apologised for protest camp] Natalie Hynde Super-glued herself to Simon Metcalfe at entrance to Cuadrilla […]

Who’s Who – Environment

Paul Batty Environment Agency officer with responsibility for issuing permits Simon Deacon Environment Agency Technical specialist for groundwater & contaminated land Leila Dean Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace Geoffrey Lean Daily Telegraph environment correspondent He said: “The Environment Agency has been found to be asleep on the job at the very […]