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UK protests are about fears over the future

Concerns over the future of renewable energy and unconventionals fuel protests

The picturesque village of Balcombe in Sussex, southeast England, has become a focal point for the UK's debate on hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The No Dash for Gas campaign group set up camp outside the entrance to Cuadrilla Resources' site in Balcombe on 16 August for a five-day anti-fracking protest. Some campaigners and a number of local residents who are not associated with the group have also been at the site since the end of July and plan to remain there for the foreseeable future. Cuadrilla wants to start conventional oil exploration at the site, but protesters fear the company could eventually frack for unconventional resources. On 19 August, however, clashes broke out between

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