On Saturday I made my second trip to the campsite in Lower Stumble – my first journey was on 28 July. I felt compelled to lend my support after I received Twitter requests from concerned residents asking me to help them in their struggle against Cuadrilla. I decided it was important to visit Balcombe because I believe that hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is a high-risk process that poses serious threats to the environment, which in the rush to drill are being swept aside by Cuadrilla and the British government. Ironically, Lord Browne, chairman of Cuadrilla and former BP boss, is an adviser to the British government. I fear that if Cuadrilla is allowed to go ahead unchallenged it will forever alter England\’s glorious countryside.
They\’re not actually fracking at Balcombe. Just standard drilling…..