Multiple oil exploration sites across the Sussex Weald threaten the region’s ancient woodland, a wildlife organisation has warned.
Actors Sue Jameson and James Bolam were among a group who presented West Sussex County Council with a giant postcard today objecting to plans to allow more time for oil exploration at a site near Billingshurst.
In this week’s listings: Lancashire fracking protest court hearing; Don’t Drill The Weald rally; Comment deadline on planning applications; Premier and screenings of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power; Gathering on the Green; Plus meetings, fundraisers and information events
DrillOrDrop’s April 2017 digest of news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily
This round-up collects together studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes work on methane emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economics of fossil fuels, impacts of noise on health and dealing with waste.
The Australian investor, David Lenigas, says the Brockham well near Dorking in Surrey is key to unlocking potential oil production in the Weald Basin in southern England.
UK Oil & Gas Investments has announced it plans to drill an exploratory oil well at Broadford Bridge, near Billingshurst, in the first half of next year.