Issue Date: September 2, 2013
Fracking Debate Splits Europe
A walk along the country lanes of Balcombe, a leafy English village in the county of West Sussex, used to be accompanied by the sounds of a woodpecker, a blackbird, or perhaps a wood pigeon. But that was before July when British oil and gas company Cuadrilla rolled in to test-drill for gas in shale deposits using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
These days in Balcombe you are more likely to hear the rumble of heavy . . .
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