25/07/2013

Exploratory Oil Drilling In West Sussex Given Go Ahead

Exploratory oil drilling is to begin in West Sussex.

The environment agency have issued a waste permit to energy company, Cuadrilla, allowing it to begin work near Balcombe.

It is understood that work is due to begin on Saturday and that residents and campaigners from around the country opposed to the drilling will stage protests from today (Thursday).

(MH/CD)

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