Frack Free February

At the end of 2012 UK Methane withdrew their plans for coalbed methane exploration in Keynsham. See press release about this here.

They have stated they will instead be submitting an application for full shalegas production somewhere within their PEDL (Petroleum Exploration & Development Licence).

We’ll be ready and waiting…..

Whilst we’re waiting we (as in Frack Free Somerset) are planning a fantastic line-up of events throughout February .

Frack Free February will be a Month of Action in Somerset with public meetings, talks, stalls, workshops, actions and more all raising awareness about the threats to our communities and the bigger picture of extreme energy.

It will be an opportunity to:

  • Systematically raise awareness about fracking & extreme energy to communities at risk in Somersetwe will be distributing 50,000 leaflets across towns & villages in the PEDL licensed areas
  • Create a wide variety of opportunities for participation and action to anyone moved by the literature and outreach activities & the thought of fracking taking place locally – see the list of actions below
  • To generate momentum for the campaign in 2013 and significantly increase planning application response capacity across the county e.g. starting more local groups, increasing the number of newsletter sign ups and so forth, when applications are submitted, we can best respond and support each other across the county.WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
    • Organise a public meeting or event in your town or village – email us & we can support with any aspect, whether that’s graphic design, providing speakers or helping with the costs of hall hire
    • Help us doordrop over 50,000 leaflets
    • Got skills to share? Offer to lead, or participate in a workshop
    • Get postering! Help us get posters up in every local shop in Somerset
    • Ask your local groups to sign up to the coalition, we have a target of at least 50 new groups joining the coalition in February
    • Help us make this happen – Donate!

    For any of the above, please email


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