United Kingdom: Balcombe fracking protesters vow to fight on as drilling begins

Guardian: Drilling for oil started on Friday just outside the small village of Balcombe, in West Sussex, as oil and gas company Cuadrilla completed tests of its equipment and protesters chanted outside, surrounded by police. This is the first time Cuadrilla, which is pioneering the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" in the UK, has been able to start its exploratory drilling. The company says is not planning to frack the rocks under Balcombe at this stage. Its geological assessments......

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