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On 3 Sep 2013 at 7:20pm Border Control wrote:
Drilling on hold, is this some glimmer of good newes ?

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On 3 Sep 2013 at 7:40pm Dingo wrote:
Cuadrilla in trouble it admits that it`s planning application is legally ambigious and may not comply with current regulations.The anti fracking organisations have been pursuing the question of Cuadrilla`s legality for some time.Looks like their efforts have paid off!

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On 3 Sep 2013 at 7:57pm Frack Off wrote:
They are reapplying for permission to drill horizontally UNDER peoples property this month.They were just about to start this when Green Peace`s legal challenge that horizontal drilling was no mentioned in the original application was upheld.Tell the fracking bast*rds where to go Balcombe!
On 3 Sep 2013 at 8:07pm The old mayor wrote:
So to exactly what depth do freeholders own their land ? Is it stated anywhere ?
On 3 Sep 2013 at 8:10pm Dingo wrote:
I think the Crown owns any mineral rights just a few feet under anyone`s property.
On 4 Sep 2013 at 1:53am Vanessa Vine wrote:
Vanessa Vine
For all who are getting excited about the Cuadrilla Balcombe news today - hold yer horses. It's not that simple.
They've been caught out on technicalities/legalities because of the extra scrutiny we've forced and the searchlight that's been shone on their reprehensible attempts to get away with all sorts, but the euphemisms on what constitutes fracking are still being manipulated and they are reapplying.
They may even hope to restart in the winter when they think no one will be prepared to camp out. Even if they decide that Balcombe is too much like hard work because of the huge local resistance .. they have designs on plenty other places .. and the BPs and Exxons are not far behind them.
They are regrouping. Be ye not lulled.
On 4 Sep 2013 at 2:23am Huffigton post wrote:
A little more .

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On 4 Sep 2013 at 2:30am Balcombe wrote:
Gov`t proposes change of law to make it unecessary for drilling companies to consult with homeowners under whose property they drill.

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On 4 Sep 2013 at 2:41pm Deelite 2 wrote:
So lets get this right, so far the government, our elected representatives who are supposed to serve us have:

* Largely removed the ability for local councils and planning authorities to object to applications for fracking

* Leant on the Environment Agency to water down a report on the high risks of fracking (and most probably also leant on them to not object to planning applications for fracking. The jury still out on this one but time will tell)

* Are now intent on removing the rights of home owners to be consulted by fracking companies that want to drill under their homes

What sort of democracy do we have when our government can manipulate and change our rights on us like this?

Personally I think they are getting into very dangerous territory. Once people feel that their channels to object have been blocked real democracy ceases to exist for them and they are only left with objecting outside of the law. The government are beginning to invite this by leaving no choice. Plonkers.
On 4 Sep 2013 at 3:54pm Rogan Josh. wrote:
And what of our great leader Norman the Gormless?What is his position on this proposed outrage?Shall we all contact him to find out?

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