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Fracking: For whom, at what cost?

October 8, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The prospect of fracking for shale gas (and other unconventional forms of extraction) at an industrial scale looms over much of the UK. It is pitting communities against aggressive corporate and financial interests that have bet on its success, as well as their political backers. It threatens to deepen already serious national divisions and is putting local authorities in an impossible position. Our democratic systems are cracking under the strain.

In response a new movement is coming together, in a new kind of activism. Led by local communities, it is rallying people from many walks of life to take a stand against fracking and build a path to our low carbon future. It is forging new citizen networks across the UK, and linking hands with similar networks around the world.

Independent speaker and former UK climate envoy John Ashton is part of this new activism has recently been involved in the struggle to keep fracking out of Lancashire.

This event is free to attend but a small contribution towards the organisation of it would be greatly appreciated.

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October 8, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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University of Edinburgh
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