West Sussex's decision comes on the back of determined work by local anti-fracking groups
The UK’s fracking juggernaut has just been forced off the road. Just after 12.30pm on Tuesday the planning committee of West Sussex County Council voted unanimously to reject Celtique’s application to drill deep into the heart of Sussex.
Lancashire county councillors greeted with anti-fracking message today
Another fracking application, another town. I’m not sure the ‘Not For Shale roadshow on tour’ t-shirt is ready to compete yet with the One Direction world tour t-shirt. But we’ve already appeared in Chichester, Midhurst, and today is Thursday so it must be sunny Preston.
Posted by simon clydesdale — 26 June 2014 at 11:09am
This morning the Not For Shale fracking roadshow rolled into Midhurst at the heart of the glorious South Downs. This is
the frontline of a local and national battle for the future of our communities,
landscapes and climate.
Today I saw a tonne of tuna. Literally. I witnessed every
tuna landed on a pole and line fishing trip in the Maldives. It was a relatively
slow day, 1.3 tonnes of tuna to be precise. A good day starts around 5 tonnes, but conditions were rough out there. And competition was stiff from the other
pole and line boats, known as dhonis, fishing near us.
A long day ends at 5am after my piracy watch onboard the
Rainbow Warrior. We cross the Indian Ocean, moving through a piracy zone. Our
security toolbox includes the eyes and ears of crew and campaigners onboard
this beautiful vessel. My two hour stint was beneath a mind-bending lattice of
stars and shooting stars striping the sky, with Orion’s belt crowning the
massive A-frame that bestrides the Warrior.