"probably the most prolific anti frack website in the UK"
- Ken Wilkinson - prominent pro-fracking activist and industry supporter (Yes we know , he doesn't know what "prolific" means does he)

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Take the advice of Greg Clark, ex-Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government

Greg Clark

"Those who are prepared to organise to be more effective and more efficient should be able to reap substantially the rewards of that boldness ...

Take power now. Don’t let yourself, any longer, be ruled by someone else"

How many wells?

Click the image from more information on Cuadrilla's plans for PEDL 165

Fracking Employment

From the Financial Times 16 October 2013

AMEC forecast just 15,900 to 24,300 nationwide - direct & indirect

Jobs would typically be short term, at between four and nine years

Only 17% of jobs so far have gone to local people


Looking for misinformation, scaremongering, lies or stupidity?

It's all on this website (but only on this one post ) featuring the Reverend Mike Roberts.

(Oops - there's more! )

Here though is our favourite Reverend Roberts quote of all time - published in the Lancashire Evening Post on 5th August 2015

"If you dare oppose fracking you will get nastiness and harassment whether on social media, or face-to-face"

Yes you!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr Seuss

We are not for sale!

England is not for sale!


Join the ever growing number of households who have signed up to the Wrongmove campaign!

Tell Cuadrilla and the Government that your house is "Not for Shale"


Be a flea

"Many fleas make big dog move"
Japanese Proverb quoted by Jessica Ernst

No to Fracking

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When an activity or occurrence raises threats of serious or irreversible harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.

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What is Fracking

For an objective and very complete description of fracking and an analysis of its potential impacts the Position Statement written by the Chartered institute of Water and Environmental Management takes some beating.

You can access a copy here

This infographic shows the fracking process

Shalegas Infographic

Shalegas Infographic

This video explains the fracking process

Gasland, Truthland and The Sky is Pink



Gasland is a controversial film made by American director, Josh Fox. Unfortunately it isn’t available on YouTube for us to embed here

You can buy a copy from Amazon by following this link .

Alternatively you can view it online here

The film was nominated for an Academy Award and earned the wrath of the Energy Industry who like to enjoy all the benefits of massive PR budgets and don’t like getting a bit of their own medicine back again.

It even prompted the Gas Industry to make their own documentary, called “Truthland” in return.

In the spirit of even-handedness we are happy to post a link to that film too, but we should perhaps warn you that www.timesonline.com said of it

“Truthland” is the natural gas industry’s effort to both mimic and discredit “Gasland,” Josh Fox’s multi-award-winning documentary of 2010. “Truthland” is billed as a film, though it’s really just the long version of all the infomercials put out by the natural gas industry in the past few years. This one was designed specifically, it seems, to insult both Josh Fox and the audience’s intelligence.

You can read the whole , quite amusing, review here

No, we didn’t think  Truthland is terrifically good either. It looks a bit desperate to us.

Gasland has generated quite a cottage industry of rebuttals and counter rebuttals. One thing is clear however – it rattled the shale gas industry and got people to start waking up to what was happening around them in America. Not all the issues highlighted in this film would be relevant in the UK. We believe for example that open flow-back water storage pits would not be allowed here. However, it makes some good points in an accessible way.

Both Gasland and Truthland are essential viewing, but for different reasons. Watch them both and see what you think.

The Sky is Pink – Josh Fox’s follow up film on fracking

What can the American experience teach us?

This video talks about the fracking experience in America. There is no equivalent film available in the UK as we are a few years behind the US experience. We still have time to learn.

Some of the main myths debunked

A keynote address in by Anthony Ingraffea at Marcellus Shale Exposed, held March 17, 2012 at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA. This video is in three parts. In his presentation, Dr. Ingraffea decimates four myths central to the shale gas industry: (1) Fracking is a 60-year old, well-proven technology; (2) Fluid Migration from faulty wells is a rare phenomenon; (3) The use of multi-well pads and cluster drilling reduces surface impacts; and (4) Natural Gas is a clean fossil fuel. The first part deals largely with well integrity, or lack there-of due to inevitible cement failures and human health impacts The second part deals with methane emissions from the shale-gas industry, and the imperative of reducing this powerful greenhouse gas immediately. The last part is the Q and A, Dr. Ingraffea is the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering at Cornell and a co-founder of Physicians, Scientists Engineers for Sustainable and Healthy Energy. His research and modelling of hydraulic fracturing, funded by Schlumberger, have been foundational.

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Drill or Drop

Drill or Drop
Drill or Drop is a "must read" resource for those wanting to keep up to date on the issues.

Fracking here’s a bad idea!

Who's fault?

"What you have to be able to do when you decide you want to hydraulic fracture is make sure there are no faults in the area. That's really very very important"

Professor Mike Stephenson - Director of Science and Technology - British Geological Survey

Fracking the UK

Fracking The UK

Fracking the UK Volumes I and II now available free from this site

"Untrustworthy, unbalanced and potentially brain washing." - Amazon Review
Yes the industry hated the first volume that much :-)

Both volumes now available as free downloads from this site Click here to download

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