About 50 people from the West Sussex village of Balcombe joined a protest this morning against imminent tests at a nearby oil site.
Lancashire Police said today it was using drones to film the area around Cuadrilla’s fracking site.
Updated 13 September 2018 Angus Energy is now expected to begin a long-awaited flow test of the oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex in the last week of September. But this date depends on the company meeting conditions set by the Environment Agency.
Security guards tried to evict an anti-fracking camp near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas in Lancashire this morning.
September 2018 is expected to see the first UK high volume hydraulic fracturing for seven years when Cuadrilla fracks its first horizontal well in Lancashire. Also this month decisions are due on oil and shale gas sites and protest injunctions.
September 2018 could see the first hydraulic fracture in the UK since 2011. 17 events are already planned outside the Cuadrilla-operated site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, plus a women’s rally in Parliament Square.
Labour’s climate change spokesman, Barry Gardiner, today visited Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool, where fracking is imminent. He also went to Altcar Moss, a site near Formby earmarked for fracking by Aurora Resources.