Awareness Raising – Visible Opposition – A Diversity Of Tactics – Beating Fracking!!!
If you live near a proposed fracking site, near a fracking support site (see map below) or in an area licensed for fracking it’s time to take action. The first step is to raise awareness about the threat and find people that you can work with. If you live in East Anglia (or Cheshire) you need to know about frac sand! Use these flyers to raise awareness >>link<<
Each well that Cuadrilla propose to frack at Preston New Road and Roseacre will require around 2,000 tonnes of silica sand. Frac sand mining, transportation and handling has caused massive ecological and health impacts for workers and communities living in the U.S. The industry chews up the countryside with open cast mines, contaminates water with run off, clogs roads with HGV traffic and pollutes the air with dangerous silica dust.
Sibelco is the largest producer of frac sand in the world, they supplied frac sand to Cuadrilla Resources for the UK’s first fracking test, at Preese Hall in Lancashire 2011 and will probably supply the sand for these new Lancashire Fracking Tests. Sibelco are looking to expand their quarries in East Anglia and have recently submitted plans for a new quarry in Cheshire. Communities in East Anglia and Cheshire are getting organised to resist. If you would like to get involved contact Norfolk Against Fracking or Frack Free Dee in Cheshire.
Wherever you live in the UK, fracking is going to have an impact on your community. If fracking is forced through in Lancashire, 10 million acres of the UK licensed for fracking could be next with 8 wells per square mile, a web of toxic support sites and radioactive waste transported on public roads.