UK: Anti-Fracking Protesters Halt Sussex Shale Gas Operation

Guardian: Anti-fracking campaigners claimed a surprise victory on Thursday against attempts to extract oil in the home counties. Dozens of protesters blockaded a drill site outside the West Sussex village of Balcombe. The drill was operated by Cuadrilla, the energy company headed by former BP chief Lord Browne. Earlier in the day, the Department for Energy granted a drilling permit for the site to Cuadrilla, which also operates hydraulic fracturing rigs in Lancashire. It is looking for oil in the Sussex......

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