Tuesday, 7 October 2014

List of regional/national groups united in demanding that our green islands stay Frack Free.

List of regional/national groups united in demanding that our green islands stay Frack Free.

Across England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland there is a plan - by those with very short term, self-serving vision and barely vestigial intelligence - to implement extreme energy procurement technologies that threaten us all.  These practices are symptoms and tools of a desperate and depraved addiction.  

If we let our manipulated/invested politicians facilitate their march across more than 60% of our land, not one of us will be immune to the devastating effects of the obscene, quick-fix lust of these ecocidal, frack-dealing fossil fools.

"Safe Fracking" is the global energy sector's oxymoron of the decade.  "Safety Regulation" is a risible red herring and a patronising placebo.

We will not say "Oh, okay then, if you say they're doing it safely now it must be true" and potter off quietly to watch the Shopping Channel.

We will accept nothing short of a total and PERMANENTLY SUSTAINED rejection of these ECOCIDAL extreme unconventional energy technologies - in favour of binding energy efficiency legislation, focused education on reducing consumption .. and REINVESTMENT in safe and truly renewable energy procurement systems that will also provide lasting employment and TRUE energy security.

What is not to grasp?

There's a fast-growing list of British and Irish regional and national anti-fracking/frack free Groups/Sites at the bottom of this Note. Please share it folks - ordinary everyday people are the only rescue team.  Don't wait for somebody to do something.  You are somebody.   #InvestorRemovalTeam.
Parts of the US, Canada and Australia are already steeped in the nightmare of hydraulic fracturing. They are years ahead of us in implementing the practice .. and in living - and dying - with its already horrendous legacy.   It is a bitter hindsight, of which we must take acute heed, lest the same irrevocable human and ecological disasters begin to happen on our islands.

Hydraulic fracturing for shale oil/gas and coal bed methane is an ECOCIDALLY irresponsible and utterly ineffectual approach to meeting our critical energy needs.
  • Fracking contaminates groundwater, soil and air alike ... With carcinogens and other toxins injected at high pressure into the ground; with released radioactive isotopes that were previously safely locked in the subterranean geology; with leaked methane and with other air pollutants from the flaring.
  • The US Army Corps of Engineers responsible for flood defences, will not allow high volume slickwater hydraulic fracturing to take place within 3,000 feet of their infrastructure ... what does that tell us about the seismic and subsidence risks?
  • A single frack uses 3 million gallons of fresh water. One frack site will use 330,000 Olympic sized swimming pools worth. Where will it come from exactly?  How and where will they dispose of the toxic, radioactive fracking fluid that comes back up? .. that which hasn't already leaked into our aquifers, our reservoirs, our Loughs/Lochs and our rivers that is.
  • Despite what the fossil fools try to convince us of - when fugitive emissions (escaped/leaked methane) and the vast weight of heavy tanker traffic are taken into account, FRACKING HAS A HIGHER CARBON FOOTPRINT THAN COAL.
    And over 20 years, methane is 86x times worse than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.
  • Our legislators - from Local Councils to National Government - must be made to wake up and realise that they make a huge mistake when they patronisingly obfuscate and turn a blind eye to the irreversible dangers of this practice.If they do not say NO to Cuadrilla, UK Methane, IGas, Dart Energy, Celtique, Tamboran, Tesla, Rathlin Energy, Coastal Oil & Gas, Magellan Petroleum, Northdown Energy et al., .. and decide instead to invest in safe, renewable sources of energy that will give real energy security and safe, lasting employment - then we will be in dire collective trouble.

If those empowered to legislate for us continue to give these international fossil fool corporations license to frack our lands and pollute our air, soil and groundwater - for nothing more than their own short term financial gain - they will be sanctioning, in many instances, the crime of Ecocide.

That would be both a historical and personal legacy that no Councillor, Minister or politician of conscience or sanity ought countenance.


Please get involved and alert others!

This initiative has just started as of June 2014: Community Protection Camps, Travel and Liftshare Fb Group:

Below is a rapidly growing list of Websites and Facebook Pages/Groups on the UK and Irish situation and campaigns.

Twitter handles of many UK ones linked here:  https://twitter.com/frackfree_eu/lists/uk-fractivists

@September 2014 - 227 Groups and counting, new ones being added daily.  Please let us know if yours needs putting on the list!

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:

Businesses Against Fracking Website:




The Battle for Crawberry Hill Fb Group:

Hull & East Yorkshire Against Fracking Fb Group:

Hull & East Yorkshire Against Extreme Energy Blogspot:

East Yorkshire Frack Free Fb Page:

Frack Free East Yorkshire Website:
Crawberry Hill Community Protection Camp Fb Page:

Frack Free (S. Yorks)

Frack Free North Yorkshire
 Fb Page:

West Yorkshire is NOT for Shale Fb Group:
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:

Frack Free Leeds Fb Page:

Frack Free Scarborough Fb Group:

Frack Free Hebden Bridge Fb Page:

Frack Free Doncaster Fb Page:


Lancashire Community Protection Camp Fb Group:

REAF - Ribble Estuary Against Fracking

RAFF - Residents Against Fylde Fracking

Frack Free Fylde Website:

Frack Free Lancashire Fb Page:

Frack Free Blackpool Fb Page:

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:

GAF - 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:

Bury Against Fracking Fb Group:

Fleetwood Folk Say No Fracking (FFS No Fracking) Fb Group:

Hyndburn anti fracking group Fb Group:

Ramsbottom Against fracking Fb Page:

Preston New Road (Westby with Plumpton) Against Fracking Fb Group:

TUFF Thornton Unites Against Fylde Fracking: Fb Group:

Frack Free Lancashire - The Campaign Fb Group:


Daveyhulme and Trafford Frack Free Fb Group:

Daveyhulme Community Protection Camp Fb Group:

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:

Frack Free Levenshulme Fb Group:


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:

Frack Free Sussex Food Alliance Fb Page:

Frack Free Mayfield and Five Ashes Website:

Henfield debates Fracking Fb Page:

Hastings & Rother says NO to fracking Fb Group:


Frack Free Nottinghamshire

Bassetlaw Against Fracking Fb Group:

Daneshill Community Protection Camp Website:


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:


Frack Free Dorset

Protect Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck Website:

Protect our Purbecks  Fb Group:

No Fracking in East Kent Fb Page:

No Fracking in Shepherdswell Fb Page:

Frack Free Darenth Valley Fb Page:

Frack Free Sandwich Fb Page:

Bromley Against Fracking Fb Page:


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:

Frack Free Mickle Trafford (Chester) Fb Group:

Frack Free Malpas Fb Page:

Congleton and Macclesfield Against Fracking Fb Group:

I'm Against Fracking at Ince Marshes Fb Group:

Cheshire and Wirral Action on Fracking - CAWAF  Fb Page:


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:

No Fracking in Scotland and the North of England Fb Group:

North East Extreme Energy Awareness Fb Group:

Sussex hampshire awareness fracking trust (ed) S.H.A.F.T. (ed) Fb Group:

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:

Gasfield Free Rugby Fb Page:

Say No to Fracking in North Shropshire Fb Group:

Dudleston Community Protection Camp (Shropshire) Fb Group:

Frack Free Dudleston Website:

Frack Free Gainsborough  Fb Group:

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:


Frack Free Wales:

Anti-fracking West and Mid-Wales Fb Group:

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:

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:


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:

Ballinlea Residents Group / Protect our North Coast (Antrim) Website:

Rathlin Bay Residents Say no to Fracking (Antrim) Website:

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:

Ballymoney - counsel against Fracking Fb Group:

Belcoo Frack Free (Fermanagh) Fb Page:

No Gas LAMP (Fermanagh) Website:


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:

Fracking Ban Scotland Fb Group:

No to fracking in Scotland  Fb Page:

Scotland Against Fracking Fb Group:


No UCG Warks Fb Page:

Wirral Residents' Underground Coal Gasification Awareness Fb Page:

Wirral & Cheshire Awareness Group on UCG, Fracking & CBM Fb Group: