The Tipping Point
We have just enough time to stop Fracking taking hold in the UK. The industry is in its infancy and is vulnerable. Success lies with nation-wide community resistance.
Who will be affected?
Commercial production will see the whole-sale industrialisation of the British countryside. This is not a localised threat. Unlike a power-station or an open-cast mine, fracking will not be in one location.
The scale of unconventional gas development means that huge numbers of people will be threatened with potential development. And as grim as that is, it means there will be huge numbers of sympathetic, scared and engaged people who are willing to get organised and active.
Rural communities will be the first to be affected. Our locations map shows planning permission is being granted for test drilling and fracking sites in dozens of locations across the UK… and this is just the beginning. Applications are coming thick and fast, there may be locations that aren’t on our radar – if you have any information please get in touch.
It’s not in the interests of the drilling companies or local councils to be open, truthful or transparent. They know residents will be concerned. Don’t trust your local council to put your interests first. Informing and organising in your community is the best defence against this industry.
What Are Our Strengths?
In terms of political influence and financial resources we can’t compete with those who are backing this industry
Our Strength is People!
We need to fight this battle on our terms and play to our strengths. We are never going to out-lobby Goldman Sachs or Centrica. What we have, that they don’t is people power. By organising we can protect ourselves.