Five women campaigning against the oil industry in southern England have secured a delay to a wide-ranging injunction that sought to outlaw protests against an exploration company.
Bianca Jagger is calling on UK Oil and Gas, the company behind oil exploration at sites in southern England, to withdraw its proposed injunction against environmental protesters.
Multiple oil exploration sites across the Sussex Weald threaten the region’s ancient woodland, a wildlife organisation has warned.
Sussex Police said this evening a 61-year-old man from Lindfield had been arrested outside the oil exploration site at Broadford Bridge near Billingshurst. A spokesperson said he was suspected of obstructing the highway.
Guest post by Kathryn McWhirter Tomorrow (11 January 2017), North Lincolnshire Council is expected to decide on a plans for oil production at Egdon’s site at Wressle, near Scunthorpe. The application includes proposals for the little-discussed process of acidisation.
Three Lancashire MPs – Mark Menzies, Mark Hendrick and Cat Smith – questioned ministers on key fracking issues this week. Read the transcripts of their questions, the government’s answers and other parliamentary business on: Steps to reduce seismic activity Monitoring of abandoned shale gas wells Flaring at shale […]
In this guest post, Sussex author and campaigner, Martin Dale, explains why he and other local people are sceptical about Celtique Energie’s pledge that it is drilling a conventional exploration well at Broadford Bridge, near Billingshurst, and will not use fracking.
Two Sussex MPs have tabled amendments to remove all the clauses on fracking and oil and gas drilling from the Infrastructure Bill.
31/3/14 The Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, Katy Bourne, announced last week that the Home Office would pay for the policing of any future shale gas protests in Sussex. It also agreed to contribute to the cost of last summer’s demonstrations at Balcombe.
18/2/14 The South Downs National Park Authority has halted consideration of Celtique Energie’s planning application for exploratory drilling at Fernhurst because key information is missing. The application will need to go through a new consultation and is unlikely to be decided until the summer. The authority’s chief executive, […]