Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Join our new campaign!

Worthing Against Fracking is a new campaign group formed at a packed open meeting at the Sidney Walter Centre in Sussex Road on the evening of Thursday August 1.

WAF is extremely concerned at the threat of fracking (hydraulic fracturing) to the health and environment of Sussex. It is also disturbed by government documents showing a fracking licence has been offered for the Worthing area itself, including our beautiful downland, source of our local water supplies.

The threat to the Worthing area is confirmed by an interactive map from Friends of the Earth, showing areas designated for fracking,

Our aims at the moment are twofold:

1. To encourage people to oppose the current attempt by Cuadrilla to start fracking in Balcombe, West Sussex. We urge Worthing people to travel up to Balcombe (an easy train journey) and also to voice their support for the protesters there through all possible channels. Balcombe is the front line of the fight against the fracking threat. If the industry can be stopped there, there is hope for the rest of the countryside.

2. To spread information about fracking in the Worthing area. The reality of the process and its implications are not well known. As the websites linked below will show, fracking threatens to poison our water supplies, pollute our air and soil, destroy wildlife, create light pollution at night and generally steal from us everything we love most about Sussex. It’s not the odd well here and there we’re talking about, but 6,000 or more across the county, and with them all the new access roads, tankers, pipelines and other infrastructure which would result in the permanent industrialisation of our landscape.

WAF welcomes all new supporters! Come and get involved! You can contact us via WAF(at)greenmail.net or find us on Facebook. We will provide updates here of our activities.


Frack Off article on Sussex

Frack Free Balcombe

No Dash for Gas – action camp at Balcombe

Sussex Wildlife Trust on fracking

Bianca Jagger says "Stop this fracking nightmare in Balcombe"

Superb 18-minute video exposing fracking dangers and lies

Brilliant video rant on fracking by “Artist Taxi Driver”

Article in The Ecologist

Friends of the Earth fracking info

Green Party leader speaks out

Fracktured Future video with Ian R Crane

Facebook links

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