United Kingdom: Balcombe oil drilling stops in anticipation of weekend protest

Guardian: Cuadrilla has halted its oil-drilling operations in West Sussex in anticipation of an influx of anti-fracking protesters at the site this weekend. The company, which is pioneering the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing in Britain, said that after discussions with police it had doubled the height of its security fences and installed razor wire at the Balcombe site, and had called a halt to the stopped drilling until further notice. A spokesman said this was owing to concerns "for the......

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