Cuadrilla rules out fracking at Balcombe

Cuadrilla has confirmed it won’t be using the controversial technique of fracking at its site in West Sussex. The firm said it won’t need to frack anymore as the rocks are “naturally fractured” but it still plans to test the site’s oil supply suitability using flow testing. Flow testing is done to check the quantity […]

MP Caroline Lucas arrested at Balcombe protest

The MP and former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has been arrested among other activists during an anti-fracking protest in West Sussex. Around 200-300 protesters are believed to have gathered at Balcombe today, outside fracking firm Cuadrilla’s drilling site and 25 protesters were arrested by 3:30pm this afternoon, for offences including “assault and obstruction of […]

Anti-fracking protests suspend drilling in Balcombe

Fracking firm Cuadrilla is scaling back its oil drilling operations near Balcombe in West Sussex as an influx of up to a thousand extra protesters are expected to gather this weekend. A climate camp planned to take place in Nottinghamshire is to be relocated to Balcombe, with police anticipating increased protest activity over the next […]