|The Campaign Against Climate Change is a well established campaign with many prominent people involved, including Caroline Lucas, Jean Lambert (Green MEP) and George Monbiot. They are getting increasingly involved in the anti-fracking issue. Their National Coordinator, Phil Thornhill, wrote to me and said:
“Obviously we are coming at this very much from a counter- climate change point of view.
And we do feel theres an urgent need for some visible ‘on the streets’ type opposition to the creeping shale gas epidemic.“As part of this they have organised two high profile events.:Fracking Hell? What will shale gas mean for the UK?
Public Meeting, Tuesday 19th July,
6.45pm in the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL (Holborn tube). .
Full details: http://www.campaigncc.org/frackingmeeting
I will be in attendance and have been offered the opportunity to say something about what has happened/ is happening in Wales. If anyone is free, the event is free and I would welcome your company. I have just booked train/tube travel for just over £30, leaving just after lunchtime.
Looking a little further ahead:
Camp FrackWeekend of 17th-18th September.
Join the resistance to the fracking invasion! Stop the massive expansion of shale gas extraction in the UK! We need renewables – not another source of fossil fuel!
Camp Frack will be close to the operating rig at Singleton, near Blackpool. It will be organised with the support of a local landowner. It will involve workshops on shale gas, and on planning the campaign against it. It will involve raising local awareness about the problems with shale gas and an action day of peaceful protest against the drilling activities currently in progress in the Blackpool area.
This happens to be the weekend after Green Party Conference – in Sheffield, which I hope as many of you as possible will try to get to.
Green Party Autumn Conference 2011
9-12 September, Sheffield Hallam University
Full details here: http://www.greenparty.org.uk/conference.html