United Kingdom: Fracking may not trigger £100,000 benefits for Balcombe

Telegraph: Fracking by Cuadrilla in Balcombe may not automatically trigger the £100,000 payment that has been promised to residents near most new fracking sites, the Telegraph has learned. Energy companies including Cuadrilla have signed up to a benefits charter that could be worth £10m over 25 years to communities near fracking sites for shale gas or oil. They have pledged £100,000 up-front and then a 1pc share of the revenues if fracking succeeds. The West Sussex village of Balcombe has become the focal......

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