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Are UKOG fracking at Horse Hill in Surrey?

On Tuesday 23rd February, 'The Nanas' journeyed from Lancashire to meet with other Nanas from the South, local residents opposed to UK Oil and Gas’s (UKOG) current flow-testing and proposed future production of oil, at the Horse Hill site, near Gatwick Airport, in Surrey.  But...

Does a fracking disaster lurk under UK floodwaters?

Forecasters expect more floods as a US blizzard heads to the UK, predicted to land here tomorrow morning.[1] Areas prone to floods are not protected from fracking. In fact almost 20% of all UK fracking licence blocks offered by the government substantially overlap with zones...

UK failing to learn U.S. lessons on fracking waste water

The following article was written by Professor R. Stuart Haszeldine OBE, Dr. Stuart M.V. Gilfillan and Edinburgh University PhD student, Megan C. O'Donnell.  It was originally published on 22nd January 2016 at energyandcarbon.com. Professor R. Stuart Haszeldine OBE is Chair of Geology at Edinburgh University.   His research time is mostly spent trying to enable Carbon Capture and...

Victory for East Kent Against Fracking

Anyone who knows anything about the dangers of fracking will be celebrating that not a single licence in the whole of East Kent was included in the recently announced 14th Licensing round....

War On Fracking Workshop at Upton Community Protection Camp

Our ‘War On Fracking’ direct action workshop at Upton Community Protection Camp took place on Saturday 5th December 2015 and participants included Dame Vivienne Westwood The Workshop gave beginners a chance to learn direct action skills at Upton Community Protection Camp, near Chester. During the 45-minute workshop, participants...

Vivienne Westwood and The Nanas declare War On Fracking

The government plans to fast-track fracking and take powers away from local communities but on Friday 11th September 2015 at David Cameron’s constituency home in Oxfordshire, The Nanas told the Prime Minister, “the oven gloves are coming off!” Vivienne Westwood and The Nanas from Lancashire and...

A Victory for People Power! By Asad Rehman

Asad Rehman is Head of International Climate at Friends of the Earth (EWNI) and a Board member of Friends of the Earth International. Asad is from Burnley, Lancashire. This morning countless people will have woken up exhausted and elated from yesterdays amazing victory against Cuadrilla and fracking. The...

When Lancashire Went Frack Free

Ebony Ava Johnson is a founding member of the ‘Frack Free Lancashire’ campaign. She began as a concerned resident and mother.  We started the Frack Free Lancashire campaign just a year ago. In Lancashire alone, there are now over 40 groups united against fracking. This week,...