Meeting tackles plans to drill for methane gas

Bristol Post, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 MORE than 100 worried residents attended a meeting in Keynsham to hear about plans to drill for gas near their homes. Specialist firm UK Methane has lodged a planning application to drill a borehole on land near the Hick's Gate roundabout, to see whether…

Action Alert: Stop CBM drilling in Keynsham

**ACTION ALERT – Oppose UK Methane’s planning application to test drill for Coalbed Methane in Keynsham ** UK Methane have applied for planning permission for a test drill in the Hicks Gate area of Keynsham. Read more about Coalbed Methane below. Submit a planning objection – find all details, links…

Frack the World Inc. visit Frome

September 22nd was global anti-fracking day and in Frome a group aligned with Frack free Somerset took to the streets to get their message across in an unusual way. Workmen in high visibility jackets, hard hats and carrying a load of equipment including tripod, pipes, pump, bollards and hazard tape…

Frome declared a Frack Free Zone

In its council meeting on Wednesday 3rd October, Frome Town Council approved the proposal to officially support to Frack Free Somerset as well as declaring Frome a Frack-Free Zone! Let this be an inspiration to councils the world over.

New group in support of Frack Free Somerset

Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon have recently joined the Frack Free Somerset coalition and are in support of a Somerset free of fracking.We are proud to have community groups in support of positive & safe energy solutions to power our future. Check out their website here: www.climatefriendlybradfordonavon.co.uk

The position of the UK Water Industry on Shale Gas Extraction

Pasted below is the  document that sets out the agreed position of the UK Water Industry in respect of shale gas extraction.   POLICY POSITION – Risks to water supplies posed by gas shale extraction   Introduction There has been much publicity recently over the potential reserves of shale gas…

‘Extreme gas’ project proposal gets heated response in Wells

A packed public meeting at Wells Town Hall, last night, gave a heated response to the proposals by UK Methane to carry out test drilling for Coalbed Methane in Somerset[1].  Over a hundred people came to hear about the proposals from the developers and protest groups in a balanced debate. …

“Don’t blight the land that feeds you”

“Don't blight the land that feeds you” - A response from Saltford Environment Group The need to address climate change and energy security arising from our over-dependence on carbon-based fossil fuels is increasingly understood. This is why we need to invest in safe and sustainable renewable energy sources rather than…

Interviews with Bristol Community FM

Two organisers from Frack Free Somerset interviewed on Bristol Community FM. Listen to it here: For more information about the station visit: Bristol Community FM http://www.bcfm.org.uk/ Friday Drivetime http://www.thisweek.org.uk/

Two Bristol protesters acquitted, and one convicted, in fracking trial

A woman from Bristol who climbed a drilling rig in a protest against fracking in December last year was today found guilty under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act at Preston Magistrates Court. (1) Yesterday two other defendants were cleared of charges of aggravated trespass as part of the…