Drilling

Balcombe Village The Centre Of Fracking Protests...CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX - AUGUST 02:  Protesters continue to gather outside the entrance gate of a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 2, 2013 in Crawley, West Sussex. Protesters continue to gather outside the Balcombe plant in West Sussex in opposition to the controversial method of extracting energy out of the ground called 'fracking'.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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An activist stands outside the entrance gate of a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources in Crawley, West Sussex, on Friday, protesting against fracking, the controversial method of extracting energy out of the ground. Protests are also continuing in Balcombe, West Sussex.