Today marks the start of a nationwide anti-fracking campaign by Lush in collaboration with Frack Off. 'Fight Against a Fracked Future' seeks to educate the public about the dangers associated with unconventional gas extraction and provide tools and tips for fighting back all with the use of a short animated film. You can watch the… Continue reading Lush and Frack Off Launch Nationwide Anti-Fracking Campaign
We received some amazing news last Friday. It was previously feared that the government's newly passed Growth and Infrastructures Bill would create a backdoor for unconventional gas companies to bypass the local planning permission. This would mean that despite objections from local residents, fracking, coal bed methane or underground coal gasification projects only have to… Continue reading Fracking Excluded from Growth and Infrastructures Bill!
Thought that shale gas companies were focusing only on the North? Well think again! Cuadrilla has announced that they plan to start drilling a test well in Balcombe starting in June where they will be looking for shale oil. Although Balcome parish have promised to not allow any further fracking to take place in their… Continue reading Fracking In London’s Backyard
On 25 May Frack Off London will be hosting an open meeting at Housmans Radical Booksellers from 6:30pm. The meeting will include a short film screening and a discussion about fracking and other forms of unconventional gas extraction coming to the UK. While it is unlikely that a drill rig will be erected anywhere within… Continue reading Join Frack Off London for an Open Meeting
Yesterday 30 Algerian anti-fracking activists along with members of Frack Off London and REAF held a demonstration outside a private HSBC bank that was hosting a meeting with Algerian Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi. On 9 March 2013, the Algerian government passed a law encouraging shale gas extraction. The decision to bring fracking to Algeria has… Continue reading Algerian Activists Tell Energy Minister to Frack Off!
http://youtu.be/TWR6oE6NU7Y Cuadrilla CEO, Francis Egan caught lying about economic benefits of fracking. If he's lying about this, what else is he and his company lying about?
So Lord Browne - ex-CEO of British Petroleum - is ready and willing to invest whatever it takes in UK fracking. Has he not seen any of the reports from Bloomberg, British Gas and even BP that state that the US shale gas 'bonanza' will not be replicated here? But that would also mean admitting… Continue reading If Lord Browne Wants A Fight, He’ll Get One