Concerned Communities of Falkirk fundraising for Public Inquiry – please support!
Call out from Concerned Communities of Falkirk
Urgent request: Please donate to our legal fund!
We require legal funds urgently for the first Public Inquiry related to the UK’s ‘Dash for Gas’, beginning March 2014.
We are Concerned Communities of Falkirk (CCoF): local residents, farmers, community councillors and councillors who came together around shared concerns about Dart Energy’s application to extract coal bed methane near to and under our homes. Please watch the 2-minute video below and give generously.
We require a minimum of £50,000 urgently – before the Public Inquiry begins – to secure the legal team and witnesses necessary to put forward genuine health concerns relevant to local residents and communities UK-wide.
If planning permission is granted, this will be the UK’s first commercial production of Unconventional Gas (UG) – the umbrella term for coal bed methane extraction (planned for Falkirk), fracking and underground coal gasification – so the Public Inquiry could set a precedent for similar developments throughout the UK.
Over 60% of the UK is earmarked for UG extraction so please donate now before the drillers are on your doorstep!
Donate using the PayPal button on the left (no PayPal account required) or send a cheque payable to ‘CCoF’ to Concerned Communities of Falkirk, Box 237, Castle House, 1 Baker Street, Stirling, FK8 1AL – include an address with your cheque if you require a receipt.
Further information links – Community concerns and expert views:
- CBM what it means for Stirling & Falkirk, by Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Senior Advisor, National Toxics Network (Australia)
- Unconventional gas extraction and public health, by Prof. Andrew Watterson, University of Stirling
- Review of Dart Energy’s hydro geological assessment, by Prof. David K. Smythe, University of Glasgow
- Potential Public Health Risks Associated with Application P/12/0521/FUL, by Dr M. Parnell and J. Hamilton
- Falkirk Community Charter, created by local residents and adopted by hundreds of local residents, farmers and community councillors, along with half of Falkirk Council’s elected members
- Community Mandate, created by residents of Kinnaird Village and The Inches in Larbert and signed by over 2,000 official objectors to this planning application