Volume 91 Issue 35 | pp. 28-30
Issue Date: September 2, 2013

Fracking Debate Splits Europe

Battle lines are being drawn as industry begins test drilling
Department: Business | Collection: Sustainability, Economy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: fracking, Europe, shale gas

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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