Monday, 21 April 2014

Fracking

Dave Burley from Frack Free South Yorkshire came along to our meeting to give us an update about what is happening with fracking in our region. Basically, Dart Energy has finished preparing their rig at their Daneshill fracking site in Sutton cum Lound near Retford in North Nottinghamshire. Frack Free South Yorkshire and other campaigners have been using the planning laws to highlight incorrect procedures and breach of permits used by Dart Energy. Dave mentioned examples such as a membrane hadn’t been installed correctly.

They have been working with the police to create a positive and peaceful campaign. A new group has started called Bassetlaw against Fracking and FFSY will return to the South Yorkshire area.

Greenpeace has mentioned that David Cameron might sneakily change the law to let fracking companies drill under our homes for gas, without our permission. They have a petition here https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/frack-free-uk.