Balcombe villagers say they are pro-fracking (UK)

Author: Telegraph (UK), Published on: 29 August 2013

Sixty residents in Balcombe, West Sussex, have put their name to a letter in support of fracking and criticised the anti-fracking campaigners...The villagers believe that despite the "relentless propaganda", exploratory drilling or properly-regulated exploitation will not "unduly damage" the environment. Their letter states: "Having regard to the outlook for energy prices, energy security, and importance to the national economy, we believe that we, in common with other communities, should accept and facilitate this 'new' technology...We deplore the abuse suffered by employees of the drilling company, and the police, extended trespass, and the establishment of a semi-permanent 'protest camp' on hitherto beautiful road verges, actions which add up to an abuse of the undoubted right to peaceful protest" [refers to Cuadrilla]

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Related companies: Cuadrilla