Weekly News Round Up – 24/03/14

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Coastal Oil & Gas outline their vision for South Wales

Times Article 21 March 2014 – http://thetim.es/1l9CVY8 (subscription required)
Also reported by the LSE – http://bit.ly/1fUv0G7

Why regulation won’t make fracking safe

Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability – http://bit.ly/1dH1Bzk

Lambeth Council Says NO to fracking


UK’s First Public Inquiry into Unconventional Gas Development launched in Scotland

BBC article – http://bbc.in/1kXRqvn
STV Video – http://bit.ly/Q7DFAh
Falkirk Against Uncoventional Gas – http://bit.ly/1ro4i1Q

Weekly News Round Up – 10/03/14

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Health Implications of Fracking – The Lancet


Dart test site raises fears of pollution – Sunday Times

Respected geologist warns of potentially serious environmental damage

http://thetim.es/1nFnC84 (Subscription required)

Fracking Events coming up..courtesy No Dash For Gas

Asian Dub Foundation, anti-fracking benefit gig

12 March, Vauxhall, London

The legendary Asian Dub Foundation and some very special guests have promised us a great night next week! Come along for some top-quality tunes, with all money raised going toward anti-fracking campaigning.
Tickets: http://rollerdisco.com/showevents/10/eventdetail

Film night

19 March, Aldbrough (nr Hull)

Join Hull and East Yorkshire Frack Free for a film night and discussion.
More details on the link below or email heyfrackoff@gmail.com

Fracked Future Carnival

19 March, central London

On 19 March, the CEOs of IGas, Cuadrilla and various government officials are attending the Shale Gas Forum to plot new ways to bring fracking to the UK. Meet outside Knightsbridge station in London at 12:30 and help tell them that we won’t accept their plans. On the day there’ll be speeches from our friends at 1 Million Climate Jobs, Fuel Poverty Action, and Residents Action on Fylde Fracking. We’re also pleased to hear that Vivienne Westwood and Josie Long are planning to attend and say a few words too.
Join the event on Facebook:

Mums Against Fracking

30 March, London

Mums and children from across the country will deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street, stating why the UK doesn’t need fracking. More details on Facebook:

Weekly News Round Up – 3/03/14

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Fracking Photojournalism


The Truth Behind the Dash For Gas 2014

A letter from Friends of the Earth Cymru – Anti Fracking Campaign in 2014

As you might be aware FOE and FOE Cymru have been campaigning against Fracking for a while now.

And for those of you who have been around for a few years, you may remember that we used to have a Wales-wide day of action every year on a specific issue.

We thought it was time to reinstate this tradition and to start the ball rolling we thought we would do it around Fracking in Wales.

Devolution gives us a good political opportunity at the Welsh Assembly level on this issue and we are calling for a complete moratorium on new unconventional gas extraction in Wales (i.e Fracking, Underground Coal Gasification etc)

So, we have pencilled in a date of Saturday 5th July as the day of action date

The day of action will be designed to support our wider anti-fracking campaign asks.

We are also going to be organising a series of Fracking training sessions prior to the day of action just so everyone knows all about the issues, what we are calling for and what the day of action will involve. We are currently drawing up a plan for the day of action and you are more than welcome to put forward any ideas you may have for the day of action itself.

We are working with Kelvin Mason to organise this day of action and the training events. You will be hearing directly from Kelvin about arrangements. For those of you who came to our annual conference last year, you will have heard Kelvin talking about the future of environmental activism in Wales. As a taster and so you can see what Kelvin has been up to in the past I’ve included a link below to an article he wrote for Click on Wales


Kelvin’s email address is

I do hope you will be able to support our day of action in the summer. It is a tremendously important issue and one where we have a really good opportunity to influence the Welsh Government