30/09/2013

Protesters Begin To Leave Balcombe

Protesters have begun to pack up and leave their anti-fracking camp at an exploratory oil drilling plant in Balcombe, West Sussex.

Protests have been ongoing at the site for over two months and began after energy company Cuadrilla was granted a license to begin exploratory drilling.

The company was not carrying out fracking, but protests were concerned that the exploratory drilling would lead to it, despite statements from the company that they couldn't carry out such work without an additional license.

Having completed it work, Cuadrilla left Balcombe last week.

The protesters have promised to completely vacate the site by October 08 but have vowed to return if Cuadrilla does.

(MH/CD)


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