Thursday, 15 August 2013

March for a frack-free Sussex!

WAF would love to see as many Worthing folk as possible up on the front line at Balcombe.

Sunday August 18 is a particularly good time to go, as there is a family-friendly march from Balcombe rail station to the fracking site. 

People will be carrying symbols of the sustainable future that they want to create in place of community threatening, climate changing, ecologically damaging fossil fuels.

The march starts at 3pm.  If you catch the 1.42pm train from Worthing, then change just the once at  Haywards Heath, you will arrive at Balcombe in plenty of time - at 2.30pm, with half an hour to spare. It's just a 48-minute train ride, so no excuses!

At the same time, the No Dash for Gas Reclaim the Power event will be underway, so there will be plenty to see and do up at Balcombe. 

A real surge of public outrage at the threat of fracking is now building up, despite all the attempts by the oil and gas industry and its friends in the government to pull the wool over our eyes.

This week, the Argus in Brighton revealed that the risk that drinking water in Sussex could be contaminated by fracking chemicals was known by the Government more than a year ago.

Previously secret documents show that ministers were privately briefed by the Environment Agency (EA) that fracking near aquifers – underground rocks which contain water – should not be permitted.

But the EA’s head of climate change later changed the wording on a public statement related to the issue so as not to create “too stark a message” about shale gas drilling.
Fracking threatens our health, our communities, our environment, our climate and our future.
Working together in our communities we can defeat Cuadrilla and build a better future.

We wunt be fooled and we wunt be druv! 

* STOP PRESS * Worthing Against Fracking has organised a public meeting, with speakers, for Friday September 6. It's at the Sidney Walter, Centre, Sussex Road, Worthing BN11 1DS from 7pm to 9.30pm. More details later.   

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