Category: Balcombe

What really made Cuadrilla abandon Anna’s Road

What really made Cuadrilla abandon Anna’s Road

It was YOU! Yesterday Cuadrilla announced their decision to pull out of Anna’s Road and to restore the site (as far as is possible) to its greenfield state. Francis Egan claims that the reason for the abandonment is “technical constraints related to wintering birds”. He stated that their planning permission...

Cuadrilla’s record

Cuadrilla’s record

This comment on Cuadrilla’s record can be found in the comments section of the Daily Telegraph article on Cuadrilla’s most recent breach Let’s be very clear about Cuadrilla’s record. In 2011 their fracking caused earthquakes because they had performed inadequate geological surveys. They deformed their well casing at PH1 well...

The regulators can’t regulate

The regulators can’t regulate

If you ever wonder if Mark Menzies much hyped “gold standard” of regulation is going to save you from Cuadrilla’s ineptitude here on the Fylde consider this sorry tale: PRESS COMMENT Sunday September 8th FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No FiBS (No Fracking in Balcombe Society) Cuadrilla admitted yesterday that they have...

Balcombe News Flash via Fracking Digest

Balcombe News Flash via Fracking Digest

Balcombe NEWSFLASH! – orginally posted on the http://www.frackingdigest.co.uk/ site Cuadrilla have withdrawn their applications for modifying their existing application (6 months extra time, and the modified flaring). That’s the good news. The bad news is that they plan to put in a new application, on 27th September. It might take...

EA asleep at the wheel?

EA asleep at the wheel?

The recent debacle in Balcombe where the Environment agency found itself asleep at the wheel until Friends of the Earth alerted it to shortcomings in its own permitting for Cuadrilla’s current exploration operations, shows us how ludicrous Mr Cameron’s rhetoric that “No regulation must get in the way” of shale...