Save Glastonbury from Fracking

  This year's Glastonbury festival looks set to have a fracking theme. Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDL) have been issued across Somerset, including recent licences covering the festival site. Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon will be holding sessions on fracking in the festival, their single “Don't Frack my Mother”…

Official Response to Queen’s Speech, June 4th 2014

Frack Free Somerset is strongly opposed to the infrastructure and competitiveness bill announced in today’s Queen’s speech, which aims to change trespass laws to allow unconventional gas exploration companies to drill on private land without first requiring a landowner’s permission. Fracking companies would still need planning permission to drill for…

Press Release: Somerset Farmers set to discuss implications of fracking on their land

Press Release January 20th 2014 – for immediate release SOMERSET FARMERS SET TO DISCUSS IMPLICATIONS OF FRACKING ON THEIR LAND On 26th February, landowners and farmers from across Somerset will gather from 7pm at Wells Town Hall to discuss and explore the implications of permitting unconventional gas exploration on their…

Official Response to David Cameron’s comments from Frack Free Somerset, January 13th 2014

Frack Free Somerset stands opposed to the government’s plans to offer a huge tax break for any councils willing to approve fracking projects in their area, as announced by David Cameron today.  The Prime Minister said local authorities would receive 100 per cent of the business rates collected from drilling…

Response from Frack Free Somerset to David Cameron’s Comments

Official Response from Frack Free Somerset, August 12th 2013 Frack Free Somerset unites with the people of Balcombe, Frack Free Sussex and all anti-fracking groups in the UK against David Cameron’s imposition of fracking on our countryside, people and planet. Writing in today’s Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister has stated…

Official Response from Frack Free Somerset, July 19th 2013

Frack Free Somerset stands opposed to the government’s plans to streamline developments for unconventional gas and oil extraction, by offering “the most generous tax breaks in the world”, as announced by George Osborne today. We believe that unconventional gas and oil extraction is harmful to human health and the environment…

Tessa Munt MP warns that the South West faces over 3,000 fracking wells in search for elusive gas supplies

Tessa Munt MP warns that the South West faces over 3,000 fracking wells in search for elusive gas supplies Tessa was at the launch of the Energy Watch Group’s latest report warning of the dangers to UK and World energy supplies and calling for a faster development of renewable energy…

Group to start in Chew Magna to respond to Fracking Threat

A new group has formed following a public meeting that took place in Chew Magna on Monday 11th February in response to fracking risks that threaten the area. Taking place at the Millennium Hall, concerned locals came together to listen to presentations about unconventional gas developments across the world and…

Tessa Munt MP questions the Minister over planning changes for fracking

NEWS RELEASE FROM LOCAL MP TESSA MUNT: Tessa Munt MP questions the Minister over planning changes for fracking Somerset MP Tessa Munt asked a question in the House of Commons on Monday, raising her concerns about one tiny clause change included in the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, which is currently…

Press Release: Keynsham Energy Meeting

Press Release Meeting: Keynsham Energy Meeting Organised by: Transition Keynsham, Frack Free Somerset Date: 23rd Oct 2012 Location: Royal British Legion, 8-10 Charlton Road Keynsham Bristol BS31 2JA Tel: 01179864997 Time: 7.30 to 9.30p.m. Purpose: This meeting has been convened as a response to the proposed planning application by UK…