Way back in December last year I wrote ‘FRACK OFF…!‘ , a post about Ed Davey giving the go ahead to ‘Fracking‘ in the UK. Since then the campaign has gathered momentum, there have been demonstrations, numerous piles of petitions and letters to MP’s across the British Isles! But these MP’s are still not listening, you can’t help but think there is corruption at play here and of course you’d be right. Cuadrilla Resources is the main ‘Fracking’ company in the UK, and their chairman is (Lord) John Browne (former chief of BP) surprise surprise. So with a Lord and one that very conveniently is one of the biggest donators to the Conservative party theres no surprise that his bribes have worked on our money hungry MP’s. As long as Mr Browne keeps paying his way, no doubt he will be able to continue with his drilling of our countryside. It’s down to the public to stop this, our MP’s have sold out!
So on the 25th of July (2013) the real battle started in Balcombe (west sussex), the drillers are trying to move in. Local residents were there to greet these ‘Frackers’ (organised through FRACK OFF), and they did an amazing job of stopping the massive lorries carrying drilling equipment. There are large amounts of police forcing people out of the way to allow massive lorries through. After only a few days these lorries had already destroyed the tarmac on the road. Now into day six they are still going strong, there is a ever growing police presence but thankfully also people against ‘Fracking‘ are present too. If you are in the Brighton areas please look at the site FRACK OFF… and head down there. I am sure the rest of us in the UK who can’t make it down country will have our chance to take on these ‘Fracker’s‘ ourselves. So if like me you can’t make it down, show your support and get involved and when our time comes we’ll be ready Caudrilla!!!
This will be a long campaign as Caudrilla is a massive and very powerful company (well has bribed people in high places) and will not back down. It’s down to us as communities to change this decision, it’s time to tell the Government we will not stand for ‘Fracking‘ in the UK. Please get on board and save the UK from this destructive practice, you can get information from the FRACK OFF website !!!
I am 100% behind you guys down in Balcombe, you are doing an amazing job. I hope we can do the same up north when our turn comes. Together we can destroy FRACKING!
JOIN US …. YOUR COUNTRYSIDE NEEDS YOU !!!!