An article published by Greenpeace states that 82% of the villagers of Balcombe are against fracking yet Cuadrilla have stated that “they don’t need permission to drill under people’s houses”.
Drilling horizontally under the land and claiming that property owners can only protect the surface of their land. Is this really true? Because it is truly scandalous if it is as it is undemocratic and an example of corporations trampling on the residents.
But who owns this corporation? Well the president is Lord Browne who happens to be George Osborne’s father in law. This is a conflict of interest of the worst kind.
We at Frack-Free Wales wish the residents of Balcombe our solidarity in struggle against these corrupt forces.