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Fracking Fighting Fund – Please Support Us

Tomo Thompson
By Tomo Thompson
8th September 2022



On her second day as the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss has reversed the moratorium on fracking that the government introduced in November 2019.

Despite all we knew about fracking – the devastating impact on the climate, the toxic effects on local communities, and it’s absolute inability to bring about any reduction whatsoever in the cost of living and fuel bills – the government has gone full steam ahead back to the stone age.


This will enable developers to seek planning permission where there is local support, which could get gas flowing in as soon as six months‘ – Liz Truss 8 September 2022

There will be no local support, and her new chancellor said this only a few months ago on the ability of shale to make a valuable contribution to the energy crisis …

If we lifted the fracking moratorium, it would take up to a decade to extract sufficient volumes – and it would come at a high cost for communities and countryside .. No amount of shale gas .. would be enough to lower the European price any time soon” – Kwasi Karteng speaking in March 2022

The continued inability of government to understand the deep unpopularity of fracking, and their continued courting of major gas and oil companies leaves us very very nervous in the face of the climate emergency.

Luckily we have very significant experience in fighting fracking campaigns locally and have led the charge of local communities (eg in Harthill, Woodsetts and Eckington battling the fracking companies.

We are mobilising for the fight again NOW and we URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP 

From getting the word out to local MPs, keeping the press coverage going, and advising concerned local communities, we need your help to re-start this campaign and get us up and running and FIGHTING FRACKING again


Thank you