Manor Farm, Hesketh Bank, Near Southport, Lancashire
Weekend 17-18 September
What is fracking?: The process – called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - involves pumping a mixture of water, sand and drilling fluids at high pressure into the rock, to split it apart and release the natural gas it contains.
This process has already, in its relatively short history, caused a great deal of controversy, due to environmental problems and risks posed to human health, including water contamination and higher rates of air pollution than that of coal production.
And now ‘fracking’ has recently begun in the UK – starting with several sites near Blackpool.
Camp Frack Info
What: The camp will include a day of workshops on shale gas, and on planning an ongoing national campaign against it. It will involve raising local awareness about the problems with shale gas and an action day of peaceful protest mainly focused on the nearby active drilling rig, but we also hope to have the option of expeditions to take the message out to Blackpool and Preston as well.
For details see http://northern-indymedia.org/events/2175
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