Month: July 2013

  • New Gas in the UK: Battlegrounds set at Balcombe and West Burton

    New Gas in the UK: Battlegrounds set at Balcombe and West Burton

    The community campaign against Cuadrilla at Balcombe, Sussex, is at a critical point. Photos from Frack Off. As the drilling equipment rolls into rural Britain the public debate has begun, accompanied by frequent TV news reports balancing academic consensus against industry bravado. Scientific and economic clarity on the disastrous impact of New Gas drilling and […]

  • After 160 years Central Scotland has had enough

    After 160 years Central Scotland has had enough Ric Lander, 11th June 2013. Originally published in Perspectives Magazine and on Bright Green. The central belt’s fossil-fuel industrialists: James ‘Paraffin’ Young; John (Lord) Browne, BP; Mark Lappin, Dart Energy. When new technology offers us great promise – and the new gas boom certainly does, offering up […]

  • Falkirk gas wells to release 5 tonnes of methane a day

    Falkirk gas wells to release 5 tonnes of methane a day

    • Information obtained by Frack Off Scotland reveals plans to release 7000 times more of the potent greenhouse gas than previously claimed. • Over 2500 residents have now signed up to support the Falkirk Against Unconventional Gas campaign. Airth, Falkirk. Photo by Richard Webb, Geograph (licensed under Creative Commons). Opposition is mounting against Australian company […]