Raising awareness of Fracking, UCG and CBM in the North West
Jul 2014 08

Large parts of the UK are currently being licensed for Hydraulic Fracturing, Underground Coal Gasification and Coal Bed Methane Extraction. A growing base of evidence is showing that these technologies could have a massive impact on the environment, as well as on the health of people and wildlife. Despite this, it seems that planning applications are being allowed to go ahead with very little debate, and consent, from the people who it will directly impact upon.

The Liverpool, Wirral and Merseyside campaign to raise awareness has received considerable community support so far. It even managed to get a mention by Yoko One, who is an eminent campaigner against the tide of fracking across the globe. A number of other merseyside bands are also supporting the campaign.

As part of the efforts, I’ve helped to make a film to raise awareness of the impacts of extreme energy extraction in the area.You can watch it here:

A number of organisations have helped to get this out there, many thanks for helping to share this issue and for helping the campaign to raise signatures for the petition to put this on the agenda.

 

Find out more about Wirral Against Fracking, part of the Frack Free Dee Coalition of groups across Cheshire and Merseyside.

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