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…

Public Meeting: Is Chew Magna at Risk from Fracking?

Monday 11th February 2013  7 – 9pm Millennium Hall, South Parade BS40 8SH 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? Chew Magna is an area covered by a Petroleum Exploration and Development…

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…

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…

Big Rig Revolt in Bath

The Big Rig Revolt – Getting ‘Fracktious’ in Bath Saturday 1st of December and all over the country ordinary people joined together to show their resistance to the threat of extreme energy: We hit the streets of Bath, dressed once more as 'Frack the World Inc.'. 20 of us from…

The Big Rig Revolt – Saturday 1st December

Join Frack Free Somerset on this national day of action in solidarity with groups around the UK. Actions will be taking place around Somerset, email info@frackfreesomerset.org to find out where. Read about the Big Revolt below: A dark cloud is gathering. The threat of unconventional gas development hangs over us…

Colorado goes fracking free: we have the power

Renewable energy is real and happening – and we can persuade industry to find better ways than fracking guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 23 October 2012 19.25 BST Mariel Hemingway: 'It's important that we find a cleaner way to power our lives.' Photograph: Alamy Recently, I joined a movement called Frack Free Colorado,…

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. …