What the Frack?!
There has been lots of coverage lately about Fracking* and the feasibility of test drill sites not just in the Mendips area but also very close to Keynsham and Midsomer Norton.
Transition Keynsham feels this is something we should all be very concerned about as it could have serious, dangerous polluting consequences for our air and water supplies as well as continued reliance of fossil fuels (especially in the light of the Chancellor’s latest announcements about investing in infrastructure to ‘boost the economy’). This is easily the sort of project that could get swept along as a “solution”.
*Controversial process for extracting shale gas and coal bed methane by forcing huge quantities of a water, chemicals and silica sand freely into the ground.
How to support the No Frack campaign
*Get informed about Fracking. Visit links on Ribble Estuary Against Fracking (REAF) website.
*Keep us informed about anything you hear relating to Fracking, especially if it is related to Fracking locally.
*Watch Gasland the movie: “When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.” You can borrow the DVD, we can put on a film showing for your group, you can even come round my house to watch it!
Say NO to Fracking!