A round-up of fracking news from February 2014. 28/2/14A freedom of information request to the Department of Energy and Climate Change confirms that Cuadrilla did not seismic surveys at Balcombe. The most recent surveys, according to DECC, were 2d surveys and were carried out in the 1900s
24th February 2014 Anti-fracking protesters, Natalie Hynde and Simon Medhurst, were found guilty today under an obscure piece of trades union legislation after supergluing themselves around the gate to Cuadrilla’s Balcombe oil exploration site. Miss Hynde, the daughter of singers Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies, and Mr Medhurst, […]
24th February 2014 Anti-fracking campaigner, Natalie Hynde told a court this morning she wanted to create a media spectacle to raise public awareness about fracking. She said she believed the media would pay attention to her because of her famous parents, the singers, Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies. […]
21st February 2014 The trial resumes on Monday (February 24th) of five anti fracking protesters who used locks and superglue to prevent access to Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe. Natalie Hynde (daughter of rock musicians Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies), Simon Medhurst and Nichola Sanger deny besetting […]
23/12/13 George Brown acquitted of an offence under Section 4 of the Public Order Act after a trial at Horsham Magistrates Court. 21/12/13 Alice O’Keeffe writes in The Guardian about her experience of the climate camp at Balcombe in August.
The anti-fracking trial involving Natalie Hynde, daughter of the Pretender’s singer Chrissie Hynde, and Ray Davies, of The Kinks, was adjourned today without any evidence being heard. Ms Hynde denies trespassing on railway property at Balcombe on August 18th during protests against Cuadrilla’s exploration site near the village. […]
Dates for 12 more trials were set today for campaigners arrested in the summer’s anti-fracking protests outside the Cuadrilla oil exploration site at Balcombe. The MP Caroline Lucas and four other protestors will stand trial at Brighton Magistrates on March 24th next year, charged with obstructing the highway […]