Environmental campaigner Simon Medhurst talks to John Maguire
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Fracking: Protests continue in Sussex village

Campaigners are continuing to protest against plans for exploratory drilling in the village of Balcombe in West Sussex, which could lead to the controversial process of fracking to reach oil reserves.

Oil exploration company Cuadrilla wants to drill there but says it will apply for a fracking license if conventional drilling reveals a need for such a technique. So far, more than 20 protestors have been arrested.

John Maguire reports from Balcombe, where he spoke to environmental campaigner Simon Medhurst, and Alison Stevenson from Balcombe parish council.

  • 31 Jul 2013
  • From the section UK
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