History of oil and gas production from US shale, and UK hopes to copy it, in pictures and charts 16 Oct 2018 jeremyl Blogs, News, Presentations With fracking restarting in the UK after a 7 year abeyance, it is time to update my August 2018 presentation suggesting that this is a very bad idea. To und...
Reclaim The Power “This won’t break us, we will come out stronger. Some may view us as victims, but we refuse to be victimised by this. The real victims will be future generations suffering preventable disasters caused by climate change. Our friends and fellow campaigners outside will continue to fight for a ban on fracking and for a just transition to a renewable and democratically owned energy system” - Roscoe, one of the Frack Free Four.
We were sent this video by the Frack Free Four support crew who asked us to share it.
Today four brave protesters have been sentenced to prison for their part in stopping the fracking industry. They are the first anti-fracking protesters to be jailed in the UK in nearly twenty years.
Today's outcome is a disproportionate use of an archaic law and is a blow to our democratic right to protest, but the fight against fracking will continue.
Heidi Edmonds shared this post, writing: “What an upsetting situation... if you are unlucky enough to land a judge that hasn’t learnt basic climate science, you go to prison... Everyday people, lincluding “a piano restorer, a teacher and a soil scientist” Meanwhile a comment from an Australian in this thread gives hope : Annette Schneider: “Yes, I got a great judge when I stopped a coal train in Australia, who said to me in court, "Everyone agrees with you... and if they don't, they should." This is why we really need ethical, intelligent, science literate judiciary.” ”
Tina Louise Rothery commented: “Just bloody wow to the many many ways this is so desperately bloody wrong. Is society safer ..NO. Is the sentence justified ..NO. They acted to defend our community and caused some traffic disruption FFS.
[Sentencing the men, the judge, Robert Altham, said he thought the three men posed a risk of reoffending and could not be rehabilitated as “each of them remains motivated by an unswerving confidence that they are right”. He added: “Even at their trial they felt justified by their actions. Given the disruption caused in this case, only immediate custody can achieve sufficient punishment]” ... See MoreSee Less
BREAKING: Lakes Oil just lost a $3b court battle to sue the Victorian Government for its fracking ban!
Another great win for the community. We refuse to be intimidated by multi-million dollar companies who have repeatedly broken the trust of the community, and now want taxpayers to pay the price for their failed business decisions!