In 1986, energy company Conoco drilled an exploration well on the same site that Cuadrilla will use, situated half-a-mile from Balcombe village. According to the Departmrnt for Energy and Climate Change's records, more than 50 oil and gas wells have already been drilled inthe county. Fracking is a particularly environmentally damaging practice, in a number of different ways, including the end use of any energy discovered. Put a stop to it now to prevent the further destruction of our environment. It belongs to the people, not to the Government and energy companies.