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Stop Barclays Fracking – Week of Action
October 24, 2016 - October 29, 2016
Despite thousands of objections and sustained local and national pressure, Third Energy have been given the green light to frack at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. If they go ahead, it would be the first use of fracking in the UK for over 5 years. What happens in Yorkshire has implications for all of us.
And who owns Third Energy? Barclays Bank!!! While Third Energy’s business model is to ‘frack, frack, frack’, as an investor, Barclays has a few more options and is much more sensitive to bad PR. Spooking investors and taking away a key pillar of financial support would be devastating to the fracking industry already plagued with setbacks.
Ryedale is a new fracking frontline in the UK and while we might not be there in person to stop the drills – we all have a Barclays branch nearby.
October 24th – 29th is an opportunity for everyone to act in solidarity with Ryedale, show Barclays that it cannot expect to get away with funding such a destructive industry and challenge one of the major pillars of support for the fracking industry.