Sussex Extreme Energy Resistance are one of the local campaigning organizations standing in solidarity with Frack-Off, The Campaign Against Climate Change and other groups up and down the country today by staging an awareness raising event in the centre of Brighton.
The campaigners have constructed their own “rig” in front of Brighton Unitarian Church and speaking to passers by about “fracking” and the movement opposing it. SEER are also holding a raffle to raise funds for their work and encourage anyone who might be interested in finding out more to pop along.
Anna Dart, one of the members of SEER said: “So far, 57,000 acres of Sussex have been declared as assets for shale gas exploration. Indeed, vast swathes of the UK have been sold off for Fracking and Coal Bed Methane mining. These are dangerous industries with dangerous environmental consequences; they are polluting the most precious resource we have, our water. You can’t drink money and we must learn that and move to protect this priceless resource before it’s to late. In Australia, whole communities with no history of activism have united to block access to their lands by gas companies. They are proving that concerted grassroots resistance works and will stop this”.