Public Meeting: Is Shepton Mallet at Risk from Fracking?

Wednesday 13th February 2013 7 – 9pm

Mendip District Council Chambers, Cannards Grave Rd, BA4 5BT

Speakers and a Question & Answer session

  • What is Hydraulic fracturing (fracking)? 
  • Coal Bed Methane?
  • Unconventional Gas Drilling?
  • What are the potential risks to our communities?

Shepton Mallet is an area covered by a Petroleum Exploration and Development License. PEDL licenses are sold by the Government to companies wishing to drill for unconventional gas. This puts our local area at risk of water and air pollution.  There are also dangers to human and animal health.

You are invited to come along to find out more about the science, the drilling methods and the possible impacts of unconventional gas drilling on your family and community.

Organised by Frack Free Somerset and Transition Shepton.

For more information about how to get involved with Transition Shepton, contact them via the transition network website: or call 01749 347690

Posted on: January 20, 2013