Thursday, 28 August 2014

Headscarves, Section 6's & solidarity in a field...


Three weeks ago 25 everyday people (primarily parents and grandparents) gathered in a dining room at 3am, equipped with Section 6 Squatting Notices and 144 Disclaimers... yellow headscarves, aprons, curlers and dedication to stopping fracking - before it ever gets a hold in this country.

We did this knowing that we would be occupying a field that was currently under a planning application for access roads to facilitate Cuadrilla's proposed shale gas operation. I suppose we also knew there was a chance this would end up in court at some point... that point starts tomorrow at Manchester High Court.



Elsewhere in the UK, land had been held, trucks had been stalled and protection camps had stood their ground against the harshest of policing. The shale gas industry though ploughs on and continues its government-supported drive to frack; regardless of known risks to vital air and water and regardless of public opposition.

This camp though, the 'Nana Camp' was born of a different strategy: 

-We wanted to ensure opposition was clearly apparent BEFORE planning applications are granted - so that the Council and investors in the shale gas industry, would realise that this is what is happening before the drill tried to touch soil... should that drill come, then this trickle will become a flood.

-We wanted to ensure that neighbours were well aware of how close they lived to a bothersome site - our presence alerted many initially through concern and then to realisation - that if they were worried about the impact of Nanas and others in a field for three weeks - what the hell would it be like with a full fracking operation for years?

-We wanted to keep the conversation and momentum going and play our part in the vast sharing of information being done by anti-fracking groups across the UK and the rest of the world.



Field of determination, good in-tent-ion and warm appreciation...
We did what we set out to do... raise local awareness of the location defined in planning and engaged with so very many supporters... plus let Cuadrilla know they will at EVERY stage be challenged.
We hope too that we can grow what we started and that more *Nanas (*type of person who cares for future generations... more a Nana-Type person than an age or gender thing as clearly and beautifully shown by Nana-Fluffy  ) will also make a stand in their communities.



Today we said our goodbye to the field on Preston New Road at PR4 3PE - where countless cars beeped support (and must have so irked the land owner), where my great-nephew learned to ride a bike, where mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and others, became ever more determined to protect this precious community (and others) from the intrusion, danger and massive impact of a shale gas operation.


A lovely man from nearby was helping us ensure the field was shiny and clean yesterday and said what good work we had done but that in the end we are up against the government and big business... indicating they were powerful adversaries. I reminded him that there is NOTHING in nature more powerfully determined and unstoppable as a mother protecting her young.





Monday, 25 August 2014

Nana Press Release:

For Immediate Release




Fracking Company Accused of ‘Dirty Tricks’ as Lancashire Nanas Vow Fight-back’

Shale gas operator, Cuadrilla has been accused of using ‘dirty tricks’ by a group of Lancashire Grandparents, after serving them with court papers over a land-dispute. The campaigners , made up of local Lancashire residents and primarily grandmothers and mothers say that Cuadrilla is 
using the opportunity to gain a widespread injunction – which would cover every proposed fracking site in the region and a local landmark, Lytham Windmill - not only against them, but all Lancashire-based campaign groups and national and international campaign groups including No Dash for Gas, Frack Off and Britain and Ireland Frack Free.

In addition to the injunction, the fracking company is also seeking to evict the 'Nanas' from Preston New Road Community Protection Camp, a resident-run blockade situated on land earmarked for fracking near Little Plumpton, on the Fylde Peninsula. The camp was set up to start August 7th and run for three weeks in order to raise public awareness in the region and show uninformed neighbours exactly where the drill site and access roads would be located if Cuadrilla gets planning permission. The residents of the camp site are voluntarily bringing the camp to an end by Wednesday, August 27th as was planned from the start.

The case is due to be heard at Manchester High Court on Thursday 28th August.

Tina Rothery one of the ‘Nanas’ and a resident of Blackpool where Cuadrilla aims to extract shale gas said:
When we occupied the field, we did so in order to highlight a land-use dispute. This is agricultural land in a well-populated area and not suitable for heavy industry on this scale.
‘The fact that Cuadrilla is taking us to court the day after we are due to have left is absurd, and can only be because they want to inhibit our right to protest in the future.  To deliver the paperwork just before a bank holiday, thus not allowing sufficient time to arrange a lawyer by the deadline for evidence on Tuesday 26th  is a dirty trick.’

She continued,
‘This is pure hypocrisy from Cuadrilla, a company that will benefit from a change in trespass laws to allow drilling under our homes. If they are allowed to do this in Lancashire it would have repercussions for people defending their communities throughout the country.  The result here will affect every other anti-fracking campaign in the UK and we know that people are and will continue to  unite with us.’

The eviction attempt targets one of two sites that Cuadrilla is currently  attempting to gain planning permission for via Lancashire County Council. The applications[1], if successful, would see the Fylde Peninsula host the largest UK fracking tests to date. Each of the sites require 2 years of works, 20,000 truck movements, the use of 9 million gallons of water per well and the production of 5.6 million gallons of radioactive waste[2].

The applications are on-course for being the most unpopular in British planning history with 14,000 objections already registered with weeks to go until the consultation process ends[3]
This is not the first time a company has tried to get a wide ranging injunction against a number of campaign groups, in 2007, British Airways Authority suffered a humiliating public backlash when it tried to injunct campaign groups from setting up a climate camp near Heathrow Airport.
Rachel Thompson from No Dash for Gas, a group which held its annual, week-long Reclaim the Power camp on the same site, said,

The UK has a long and proud history of direct action, can you imagine if a private company were able to take legal action to stop the suffragettes?’

‘This is the second time we have been subject to anti-democratic legal action by this billion pound industry, EDF were forced to back down from their attempted £5 million law suit against 21 of us, last year. People in Lancashire and all over the country have clearly shown we will not allow fracking and they now insist on clean, renewable energy.  This legal action is a last grasp attempt by a dying industry that has failed to gain the required social license and refuses to know when it has been beaten.’

[2] http://frack-off.org.uk/new-lancashire-threat-cuadrillas-fracking-plans/
[3] http://rt.com/uk/180256-fracking-protest-camp-lancashire/
Photographs
Nanas set up camp in Lancashire - http://www.frackfreelancashire.org.uk/
Flickr Reclaim the power Day of Action - https://www.flickr.com/photos/126933393@N02/sets/72157646175344150/
List of groups from legal paperwork -
Injunction from windmill -
Notes to editor
Lancashire nanas set up camp - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/15/blackpool-anti-fracking-camp-im-here-for-my-10-grandchildren
Cuadrilla statement on possession order – http://www.itv.com/news/granada/story/2014-08-22/anti-fracking-protesters-face-legal-action/
Heathrow airport attempted injunction - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2007/jul/27/climatechange

EDF drop law suit against 21 campaigners - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/mar/13/edf-lawsuit-environmental-activists-backlash




Saturday, 23 August 2014

Nananonymous... Occupiers?

lol this image combining an Anonymous mask with a 'nana head-scarf'
got me thinking:



...seems in some ways that resistance to many issues is morphing into a hybrid of general agreement that our current system of government is failing on so many levels and is now positively dangerous. We know that the corporations have more say within our system of government than we do - even over matters as deadly serious in their implication as to risk the health of our children and the ability of our air and water to sustain us.

What fracking has revealed is that the energy sector has too much influence and we have too little... just as the banks did in 2008 when WE bailed THEM out (no-one is bailing us out of this austerity crisis, this energy crisis, this education crisis, this healthcare crisis etc).

A vote every few years is of little point if the party in office make important, life-changing decisions without consulting the people. The vote that we get seems to mean less and less as the corporate influence grows stronger and laws are put in place to facilitate profit creation and hinder protest. At election time we are provided with promises - maybe a signed contract to live up to them would be a better idea?

Our lovely ‪#‎NanaGate‬ occupation of a field that started 5am 7th August 2014 was done to bring attention to an immediate threat to our children and grandchildren from the shale gas industry... not 'professional activists' (although my sister Julie Daniels and I had taken our first ever activist stand at Occupy London in October 2011 because of the absurdity of the continued bank bail outs and austerity measures implemented in part because of them) - the Nanas hope to appeal to people who do not consider themselves 'activists' but who are equally frustrated and concerned at the lack of justice, transparency and honesty by the government.

Now is the time maybe to consider what an 'activist' is... my personal definition is that it is someone who saw an injustice/wrong/threat or other thing of concern and acted on that concern. Simple. Acting on concerns can mean signing a petition, objecting to planning, lobbying an MP, getting your Councillors to raise issues, taking tea with the neighbours to share issues, involving others in your community to raise awareness... or it can involve stepping inside a building and drawing attention to the occupants that are behaving unfairly, dishonestly or in a corrupt way. From the black woman who sat on the white-only seat on a bus - we KNOW that we often need to use our physical bodies in some way to draw the attention of those who are not as aware.

There is a huge bonus to becoming active and being an 'activist' in this way and that is the self-empowerment that comes... meaning that we start to drive our lives - rather than simply going along for the ride (down roads we would personally NEVER choose).

 xxx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Tent Pegs Vs. Drill Rigs

Tent Pegs Vs. Drill Rigs...

So Cuadrilla want to get down and dirty with the Nanas and are saying stuff like this in a press release just out today:

[Local farmers, with the support and participation of Cuadrilla, have today served a claim for possession against trespassers who have been illegally occupying farming land at Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton since 7 August. This trespass formed a base for Reclaim the Power’s protest activity against the use of natural gas and against the planning applications that Cuadrilla has submitted to Lancashire County Council to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas at two sites in Lancashire. The land occupied by protestors is not one of Cuadrilla’s proposed exploration well sites.

The claim details the detrimental impact that the illegal trespass has had on the affected farmer’s business and on his family. This includes denying the dairy cattle the grazing they need as the occupation has taken over a third of the farm’s grazing land and resulted in lower milk yields.

The claimants have also asked the court to consider imposing injunctions so that no future trespass can take place on farmland at and surrounding Cuardrilla’s proposed shale gas exploration sites.

Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla said:

“As with all the recent so-called ‘direct action’ by protestors, this illegal occupation of farmland, damaging a local farmer’s business and causing stress to his family should not be tolerated. Whilst we accept the right to peaceful protest, this and other recent actions by protestors have been far from peaceful. This is why we are joining with local farmers to start legal proceedings that we hope will prevent this kind of activity in the future.”

ENDS]


The reply from us is this:
A reply from those occupying the land to cause this land-use dispute:

Tent Pegs vs. Drill Rigs

[Local farmers, with the support and participation of the protest camp on the site proposed as an access road for shale gas traffic on Preston New Road, have today launched an investigation into the former and common use of the field they are currently occupying in order to challenge how the land is used in the future. The claim of trespass is seen by the local Lancashire protesters as understandable but adds that they are there to protect the fields belonging to the farmer from industrialisation and his neighbours from the potential impacts of that industrialisation. The farmer had claimed to neighbours his land was not leased to Cuadrilla but 'compulsarily purchased'.

Tina Rothery a local resident and part of the camp said:
"This is agricultural land in a well-populated area and entirely unsuitable for the the shale gas industry. We are here to draw attention to the location, its close proximity to the retirement housing at Carr Bridge and the potential impact it could have on the surrounding community; many of whom were enitrely unaware of the location until we came and signposted it."

"We would debate the claims that the farmer relies on this land for grazing as it is currently under a planning request with Lancashire County Council for development of access roads as part of Cuadrilla's nearby rig site. The farmer is clearly not concerned about the harms that will come with that activity and we hardly feel a few tent pegs have done anywhere near the damage he will see when Cuadrilla have use of the land"

The protest camp has been in place since 7th August and was started as part of a three-week occupation. The protesters are set to be off-site by 27th August.

The protesters have raised concerns that the legal right to peaceful protest is being denied by the further actions proposed by Cuadrilla to ask the court to impose injunctions on the disputed land.

Tina added:
“As with all the recent local activity by Cuadrilla, we see their actions as opportunist and corrupt; they are deceiving the local community into believing our three-week occupation of a field can cause anywhere near the distress that a shale gas operation will do to not just this farmer but his very worried neighbours.”


ENDS]

Thursday, 7 August 2014

This morning...

BREAKING/CURRENT -  PRESS RELEASE 7 August 2014 – 5:05am:

Lancashire Grandmas and Mums Occupy Proposed Fracking Field

At 5am a team of around 25 grandmothers, mothers and others from the Blackpool area set up a protection camp in a field earmarked for development by shale gas industry operators Cuadrilla. Stating that they had over the past three years, tried all lawful methods available to them to stop ‘fracking’ and it was now a matter of necessity.  Cuadrilla has applied for planning permission for access roads on the field off Preston New Road to enable the building of the drilling rig; if Lancashire County Council (LCC) grants permission. 

A few hours later some 5000 objection letters to the planning application were handed into the council offices in Preston by others from the Frack Free Lancashire coalition of local anti-fracking groups. A spokesperson said a further 10,000 would be delivered over the coming weeks.

Today’s action comes exactly one week before another event by national group ‘Reclaim the Power’ who plan to bring over 1000 people to camp somewhere (not yet confirmed) in the Blackpool area in order to support local groups. The Reclaim the Power camp will run 14-20 August, holding workshops and training as well as a day of direct action targeting Cuadrilla and its partners.

A spokesperson from the group said: “There has been massive growth in resistance here in Lancashire as well as across the UK and despite this, our government continues to push for fracking.  We have done our research, spoken to those living in places across the world where fracking has already caused untold harm and come to the conclusion that this is an industry we will not have near our families. We don’t do this lightly, it is an awful thing to have to do but it is now a matter of self-defence.”

When asked how long they intended to stay, the spokesperson said: “We wanted to be sure that whilst LCC considers the Cuadrilla request, that they consider what we want too, as mothers and grandmothers who worry for the safety of the next generations as well as our own. We will have a week to further raise awareness and will be offering tea and cake to visitors as well as a wealth of important and honest information about what living in a shale gas area would be like. Then we will join with the Reclaim the Power camp in their actions. We have no defined end-date and are using a ‘Section 6’ to hold the space we have taken (as security guards have done on behalf of Cuadrilla just a few fields away – setting the precedent) as well as a ‘144 Disclaimer’ to ensure we continue to act within the law.”

Others in the group include those from Garstang Against Fracking, Frack Free Fylde, Fleetwood Folk Say No To Fracking, Residents’ Action on Fylde Fracking, Longridge Against Fracking, Keep East Lancashire Frack Free, Thornton Unites against Fylde Fracking, Frack Free Blackpool, Frack Free Creators – Knitting Nannas Lancashire as well as residents from nearby the proposed site.
Some of those participating had this to say when asked what led them to being a part of this action:

Karen a Fylde resident:
“I was excited by the thought of jobs and prosperity coming to Blackpool until I learned about the short-term nature of shale gas and I came to see we were being sold a con about "lower energy prices", "energy security", "long-term employment". We are being sold a brief boom and bust, with nasty long-term consequences. We need permanent solutions to our energy supply and use, not this get-rich-quick then get-the-hell-out industry.”

Tina of Residents’ Action on Fylde Fracking:
“The shale gas industry and Cuadrilla in particular have not acted honestly in their dealings with our community and are not to be trusted with the health and well-being of our children. We  do not want them here and so are gathering to make sure we are heard and we are calling others to help us amplify this.  As air and water do not recognize county boundaries, the defence is for everybody in the UK.”

Anjie of Fleetwood Folk Say No Fracking:
“This isn’t the wide open planes of anywhere, it’s heavily populated Lancashire; this industry has been banned in many places across the world including Europe – what do they know that our government isn’t listening to?”

Ros of Fleetwood Folk Say No to Fracking:
“I feel very strongly about the health impacts and that they’re wanting to pump toxic chemicals into the earth and bring up radioactive matter. I do not want to live in an industrial wasteland where air and water are at risk.”

Ginette of Fleetwood Folk Say No Fracking:
“I vividly remember the earthquake of 2011 that I thought was an explosion. Since then I have found out the real reason it happened and it needs to be stopped.”

Hilary of Keep East Lancashire Frack Free:
“There’s a lot of reasons to be here and do this. Basically we’ve taken this situation for too long and enough is enough. We need to protect our communities and they are being misled by this industry and the government.”

Janice of Longridge Against Fracking:
“I’d like to quote Socrates: ‘When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the user’ – we’ve seen that happen in the media, from the authorities, from the government and the industry; now our backs are against the wall and we’re claiming self defence.”

Becky of Frack Free Creators – Knitting Nannas Lancashire:
“My family alerted me to the proposed shale industry coming to Blackpool. Having done my own research and attending some public meetings, I feel there are better alternatives for our future.”

Julie of Residents’ Action on Fylde Fracking:
“I learned that 1 well in every 6 fails on installation and that 50% fail in 5 years and over time, all wells fail so I get the distinct feeling that we could be sitting on a time bomb.”

Gayzer of Frack Free Fylde:
“I’ll do what it takes to protect our kids. Ask yourself this question: Can something that turns fresh water into toxic waste be a good thing?”

Cheryl of Fleetwood Folk Say No Fracking:
“I want to see my children and future grandchildren enjoying a safe and clean environment. I feel even more strongly about it as my daughter Mica is also actively involved in researching and opposing this; I am proud of her.”

Mica (Cheryl’s daughter) from Fleetwood:
“I teach English in China and have first-hand  experience of industrialization and the devastating effects it has. I don’t want England to get like China is where you can’t get water from the tap and have to buy bottled water.”

Bex of Fleetwood Folk Say No Fracking:
“I grew up here on the Fylde Coast, my children grew up here and no-one is listening – I need my grandchildren to now be able to grow up in a clean, safe environment. This is my oblication as a grandmother.”

Mark of Garstang Against Fracking:
“Nobody asked our opinion on this industry. Councillors and Government are acting without the consensus of the groundswell of public opinion here Lancashire.”

ENDS





Sunday, 3 August 2014

Fylde Council (dangerous) Farce


- hugely insightful on the workings (manipulations too) of Fylde Council - a body which I now loathe from the deepest pit of my loathing (save those wise Councillors who stood for the people they are meant to represent). 
eg from the article linked above:
"We noted with interest that the distribution of papers omitted any of the Conservative members, suggesting they already had a copy of what Cllr Goodrich had said, and giving us cause to believe that he was speaking on a matter which had already been debated and decided behind closed doors in a Conservative Group meeting prior to the Council meeting, and he was simply the parrot.  "

How do these people sleep at night? How did these people and others in politics like them - get where they are and manage to steal our rights from us?

I thought recently about the snowballing of anti-fracking groups across the country that has happened in just 3 years and wondered if each of the 250+ groups could equate to a Parish Council (not that I know much on this)... and wouldn't it be an idea (once we stop the frackers and have our time back to call our own) - if we, as determined activists/Protectors, ran for these roles so that each community would actually be represented (at least at the most local level), by those who actually give a damn and do something about community safety, preservation, quality of life etc. (and maybe unite when it proves a good strategy).

The 'system' as it stands, serves lobbyists and industry - as far as I can see, it DOES NOT in any way put 'we the people' first; fracking is a huge and obvious symptom of this problem... but you can see it too in banking bail-outs (where is the PEOPLE BAIL-OUT?), the push at privatisation of OUR NHS, the involvement in wars we oppose, the manufacture of arms for sale to those we don't trust, ridiculous investments we can all see through that are sold as beneficial to communities ...but we all KNOW are just about profit for a minority.

Fracking has the focus because it is a clear and present threat - it HASN'T happened at full scale production yet and we have EVERY chance of stopping it before it does... if only we keep growing and supporting each other. But what fracking has done too though, is expose the disregard by the 'system' and its lack of concern or consideration for what WE the people need and would choose.
Only WE can change this stuff and it starts with the success of halting fracking because we can and because it's necessary.


--x--
"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it — that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"
Mario Savio

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Fracking Snowballs...

Just three years ago, I recall a handful of of groups in the UK opposing the development of unconventional energy like shale gas through fracking... now though we have snowballed into something quite amazing and growing at a rate of two or more a week. This from a Facebook link by Britain & Ireland Frack Free - BIFF:
.......................................................................................................................

@June 2014 - 212 Groups and counting, new ones being added daily.

BIFF!  ;o)

Frack Off (UK):

Fracking Hell (UK) is a busy Fb discussion Group:

Anti-fracking Network Fb Group:

Fracking Nightmare Fb Group:

Frack Free Families Fb Group:

Druids Against Fracking Fb Group:

The Warrior's Call - pagans united against fracking

No Fracking UK Fb Page:

Conservatives Against Fracking Fb Group

Expats support Anti-Fracking in the UK Fb Group:

Gardeners Against Fracking Forever. G.A.F.F. Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1391040354480213/?fref=ts



Businesses Against Fracking Website:
http://www.businessesagainstfrackingey.co.uk/




ENGLAND


YORKSHIRE:

FRACK FREE HULL & HOLDERNESS Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/589204771172454/

The Battle for Crawberry Hill Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/754977214555224/?fref=ts

Hull & East Yorkshire Against Fracking Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/468769453232268/

East Yorkshire Frack Free Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1385178025060102/

Crawberry Hill Community Protection Camp Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/crawberryhillcamp?fref=ts


Frack Free (S. Yorks)

Frack Free North Yorkshire
 Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frack-Free-North-Yorkshire/
West Yorkshire is NOT for Shale Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/622267714536241/
Keep your fracking hands off Calderdale (West Yorks) Fb Group:

Frack Free York - Our Clean Energy Future Fb Group:

Frack Free Harrogate and Knaresborough Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FrackFreeHarrogateAndKnaresborough/?fref=ts

Frack Free Leeds Fb Page:

Frack Free Scarborough Fb Group:

Frack Free Hebden Bridge Fb Page:

Frack Free Doncaster Fb Page:


LANCASHIRE:

REAF - Ribble Estuary Against Fracking

RAFF - Residents Against Fylde Fracking

Frack Free Fylde Website:

Frack Free Lancashire Fb Page:

Frack Free Blackpool Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/FrackFreeBlackpool


Keep East Lancashire Frack Free KELFF Fb Group:

Frack Free Pendle Fb Page:

Bowland Fracking Forum Fb Group:

Refracktion Website:

Frack Off Rossendale Fb Page:

Garstang Against Fracking Fb Page:

Longridge Against Fracking Fb Page:

Frack Free Burnley Fb Page:

Lancaster Against Fracking Fb Group:

Lancaster Fights Fracking Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/624416087591312/

Bury Against Fracking Fb Group:

Fleetwood Folk Say No Fracking (FFS No Fracking) Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FFSNoFracking/

Hyndburn anti fracking group Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1499290420295440/


Ramsbottom Against fracking Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FFSNoFracking/?fref=ts

Preston New Road (Westby with Plumpton) Against Fracking Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/620105231429689/

TUFF Thornton Unites Against Fylde Fracking: Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543672932409674/



GREATER MANCHESTER:

Daveyhulme and Trafford Frack Free Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/257625044416824/

Daveyhulme Community Protection Camp Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1422411784706665/

Barton Moss Community Protection Camp Fb Page:

Say No to Fracking on Barton Moss Fb Group:

Barton Moss and Beyond Fb Group:

Frack Free Greater Manchester Website:

Frack Free Salford & Manchester Fb Page:

IGas Barton Moss Drilling Site Fb Page:

Bolton Against Fracking Fb Page:

Frack Free Chorlton Fb Page:

Keep the Fracking Hell out of Rochdale Fb Group:

Frack Free Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield Fb Group:

Irlam and Cadishead Frack Free Fb Group:

Barton Moss Community Protection Camp Wishlist Fb Page:

Frack Free Stockport Fb Page:

Frack Free Tameside

Frack Free Walkden Website:
http://www.frackfreewalkden.co.uk/

Frack Free Levenshulme Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/218243071696995/


SUSSEX:

Frack Free Sussex  Fb Page:

Keep Kirdford and Wisborough ‘Green'.  No Drilling Fb Page:

Frack Free Balcombe Website:

Balcombe and beyond Fb Group:

Gas Drilling in Balcombe Website:

Worthing Against Fracking Fb Group:


Chichester Anti-fracking Forum Fb Group:

Frack Free Horsham and District Fb Group:

Horsham Against Fracking Fb Page:

Brighton Action Against Fracking Fb Page:

Gasfield Free Sussex Fb Page:

Frack Free FRow (Forest Row) Fb Page:

Frack Free Billingshurst Fb Page:

Frack Free Arun Fb Page:

Frack Free Markwells Wood (near Havant - Hampshire border) Fb Group:

SEER - Sussex Extreme Energy Resistance:

Wealden Against Fracking Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/WealdenAgainstFracking

Frack Free Sussex Food Alliance Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/sussexfrackfreefoodalliance

Frack Free Mayfield and Five Ashes Website:
http://www.frackfreemayfieldandfiveashes.org/index.html

Henfield debates Fracking Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/HenfieldDebatesFracking?fref=ts

Hastings & Rother says NO to fracking Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/508563832606275/


NOTTINGHAMSHIRE:

Frack Free Nottinghamshire

Bassetlaw Against Fracking Fb Group:

Daneshill Community Protection Camp Website:


SOMERSET:

Frack Free Somerset Website:

Get the Frack out of The Mendips Fb Page:

Gas Field Free Mendip

Frack Free Chew Valley (Somerset) Fb Page:

FAB - Fracking Awareness Backwell (Somerset) Fb Page:

Frack Free Bristol Fb Page:

Frack Free Yeovil and surrounding areas Fb Page:

Bruton Gasfield Free Community Fb Page:


DORSET:

Frack Free Dorset

Protect Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck Website:

Protect our Purbecks  Fb Group:


KENT:
No Fracking in East Kent Fb Page:

No Fracking in Shepherdswell Fb Page:

Frack Free Darenth Valley Fb Page:

Frack Free Sandwich Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/NoFrackinSandwich




CHESHIRE AND NORTH WALES:

Frack Free Farndon (West Cheshire and Chester) Fb Group:

Frack Free Upton (Chester) Fb Group:

Frack Free East Cheshire Fb Page:

Frack Free Dee Fb Group:

Frack Free Deeside Fb Page:

Anti Fracking Warrington Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/738142569532261/

Frack Free Mickle Trafford (Chester) Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/544352145679616/

Frack Free Malpas Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/FrackFreeMalpas#

Congleton and Macclesfield Against Fracking Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/552791938149584/

I'm Against Fracking at Ince Marshes Fb Group:

Cheshire and Wirral Action on Fracking - CAWAF  Fb Page:





OTHER ENGLISH REGIONS / COUNTIES: (and Welsh/Scots Borders)

Frack Off London Fb Page:

Frack Free North West Fb Page:

FRACK OFF! North West against fracking Fb Group:

The Entire North of England Unite Against Fracking Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Northernersagainstfracking

No Fracking in Scotland and the North of England Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1377677679123661/?fref=ts

North East Extreme Energy Awareness Fb Group:

Sussex hampshire awareness fracking trust (ed) S.H.A.F.T. (ed) Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/397725080332420/

Say no to fracking Shrewsbury,Oswestry,Wrexham and Chester Fb Page: 

Shropshire Anti-Fracking - Expect Resistance (SAFER) - Frack Off! Fb Group:

Frack Free Derbyshire Fb Page:

Frack Free Glossop Fb Page:

Frack Free Lincolnshire Fb Group:

Frack Free Tyne & Wear  Fb Group (Closed Group - ask to join).

Frack Free Cleveland Fb Group (Closed)

No3Nooks Gas (Staffordshire) Fb Page:

Tamworth Against Fracking (Staffordshire) Fb Page:

Ban Fracking in Herefordshire Fb Page:

Gasfield Free Birmingham Fb Page:

Gas Free Stoke Fb Group:

Gasfield Free Leamington Fb Page:

Frack Free East Anglia Fb Group:

Oxon Against Fracking Fb Page:

Frack Free Surrey Fb Page:


Solent Fracking Awareness (Hampshire) Fb Group:

Southampton Fracking Awareness Fb Group:

Frack Free Devon Fb Group:

KWIFF - Keep Wiltshire Frack Free Fb Group:

Frack Free Five Valleys (Gloucestershire) Fb Page:

Frack Free East Anglia Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/FrackFreeEastAnglia

Gasfield Free Rugby Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AgainstFracking



Say No to Fracking in North Shropshire Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/256822917857512/

Frack Free Gainsborough  Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1431575790413304/

Frack Free Wantage and Grove Oxfordshire

Fb Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frack-Free-Wantage-and-Grove-Oxfordshire/1402710456682555?fref=ts


Frack Free Leicestershire Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/315102698646454/





WALES 

Frack Free Wales:

Anti-fracking West and Mid-Wales Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Antifrackwestmidwales

Say No to Fracking in South Wales Fb Page:

N.E. Wales Anti-Fracking Network Fb Page:

Frack Off Llanelli Fb Group:

The Vale says NO! (Glamorgan) Fb Page:

Frack Free Newport Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/frackfreenewport

Frack (UCG) Free Swansea Fb Group:

S.A.F.E. Swansea Against Fracked Energy FB Page:

Llantrithyd Villagers Against FrackingFb Page: https://www.facebook.com/VillagersAgainstDrilling
Website: http://www.llantrithyd.com/

Frack Free Llantrisant
Website: frackfreellantrisant.wordpress.com
Keep your Fracking hands off Neath Port Talbot Fb Group:

Cardiff Against Fracking Everywhere CAFE Fb Page:



IRELAND

NO FRACKING IRELAND FB Group (Avoid the FB Page by the same name).

Fracking Free Ireland Website:

North West Network Against Fracking (Ireland)  Fb Page:

No Fracking Northern Ireland FB Page:

Ban Fracking Northern Ireland Twitter:
@BANfrackingNI


Ballinlea Residents Group / Protect our North Coast (Antrim) Website:
http://www.protectournorthcoast.com/

Rathlin Bay Residents Say no to Fracking (Antrim) Website:
http://notofracking.com/

No Fracking Sligo Fb Page:

No Fracking Leitrim FB Group:

No Fracking Tyrone FB Group:

Stop Fracking Fermanagh Fb Page:

Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network (FFAN) Website:

Carrick Against Fracking Fb Page:

Belfast not for $hale Website:

Frack Free Kerry Fb Page:

Fracking Fee Clare Fb Page:

Ballymoney Against Fracking Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/458637560938763/?fref=ts

Ballymoney - counsel against Fracking Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/287581601423335/?fref=ts


SCOTLAND :

Frack Off Scotland FB Page:

Frack Off Scotland FB Group

Frack Free Forth Valley Fb Page:

FAUG - Forth valley Against Unconventional Gas

Frack Off Glasgow Fb Group:

Frack Off Peeblesshire Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/521523084596952/

Fracking Ban Scotland Fb Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/247089685323502/

No to fracking in Scotland  Fb Page:
https://www.facebook.com/NoToFrackingInScotland

UCG = UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION (Fracking's evil Twin).