From today Investigating Balcombe And Cuadrilla has a new look and a new name. We’ll continue to publish independent, evidence-based journalism but we’ll be widening the focus to the onshore oil and gas business throughout the UK and the campaign against it.
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.
2nd March 2014 As the shale gas industry acknowledges that local antagonism may its biggest challenge, guest writer Paul Seaman looks at what drives opposition and how the companies respond. A recent survey on attitudes in oil and gas companies found that 55% of the industry believed local […]
The latest research into public attitudes to fracking shows that support is continuing to fall, despite promises of money for communities where shale gas development goes ahead. This suggests that an apparent turn against fracking shown in a survey last year was not a blip. The research by […]
The Prime Minister is wrong to raise people’s hopes that fracking could lead to cheaper energy bills, Jim Watson, professor of energy policy at Sussex University, said this week. Professor Watson, who is also research director at the UK Energy Research Centre, told a public lecture on Wednesday […]
Campaigners opposed to Cuadrilla’s exploration site at Balcombe joined opponents of fracking from across the UK in writing a letter of protest to David Cameron. The letter included the views of people from areas being targeted by companies which want to exploit unconventional oil and gas. One section […]
FrackFreeSussex has welcomed the unanimous vote by Wisborough Green Parish Council to oppose a planning application by Celtique Energie for an exploration rig near the village. The group said: “Brilliant example of what can be achieved, against all odds, when a community unites, plans and acts with one voice!” […]
George Osborne says he doesn’t want Britain to be left on the sidelines over fracking because protestors fear it will harm the environment. According to the Daily Telegraph, the Chancellor told a Thomson Reuters event in London “Of course there are proper environmental regulations there to protect local communities, […]
The fracking industry was warned today (September 19 2013) it could not afford a rogue operator or a single accident. The pro-fracking MP, Dan Byles, told the European Shale Gas and Oil Summit in London: “This is still a sensitive enough industry that an accident could shut everyone […]