fracking

Frack Barclays day of action

Fracking protest outside Barclays Bank Cardiff

Cardiff Friends of the Earth and Cardiff People and Planet on Saturday called on Barclays bank to stop funding fracking in the UK.

Local residents and campaigners protested outside Barclays bank, Working Street, Cardiff. This was part of a national week of action calling for Barclays to end their investments in fossil fuels.

Frack Barclays

Barclays fraclicious cocktail

Between 12pm and 4pm on 29 October Barclays Frackelicious Cocktail Bar will be open for business outside Barclays Bank, Working Street, Cardiff. It will serve a cocktail of fracking chemicals mixed with drinking water to members of the public.

Actor Mark Ruffalo's message on fracking to David Cameron

Mark Ruffalo holding a sign saying Don't frack Britain

Photo: © Friends of the Earth

Hollywood star, Mark Ruffalo, was a powerful voice in the successful campaign for a ban on fracking in New York State.

He has travelled around Pennsylvania to meet people suffering the impacts of fracking.

Government plans to force fracking on English communities

Activists with sign saying no to dirty fracking, yes to clean solar

Photo: Friends of the Earth

Local people's input to decisions about fracking in England could be restricted to the colour of the gates according to a leaked letter written by Government Ministers.

Save our drinking water

Save our water

Photo: Friends of the Earth

The Government promised to protect our drinking water from fracking. But now they want to let fracking companies drill straight through drinking water aquifers.

The Government's own report found that even an indirect exposure to contaminated water from fracking could create health risks. Clean drinking water is a precious resource and essential to life. We must not risk polluting it.

Tell Barclays to stop funding fracking

Barclays, stop fracking in North Yorkshire

Barclays own fracking company Third Energy, who want to frack in beautiful Ryedale, North Yorkshire. They want to drill up to 950 wells at 19 sites, each generating more than 900 HGV trips.

People in Yorkshire don’t want fracking: it puts their health and homes at huge risk and it goes against everything we need to do to stop climate change.

Reasons not to back fracking

Blackpool fracking driling rig with trees and hills in the background

Photo: ELN

What is fracking?

Diagram showing J shaped borehole from surface through layers of aquifers and impervious rock down to the gas bearing shale rock. Fractures in the shale rock allows gas escapes to surface

Tell Cameron to say no to fracking

The fracking word is a dirty word

© Friends of the Earth

The Government is worried. Despite its strong promotion of fracking, local opposition just keeps on growing.

David Cameron has announced he's going "all out for shale", and is offering yet more money to councils as a sweetener to accept this dirty fossil fuel.

No fracking in Wales rally

Stop fracking campaign logo

National Assembly, Cardiff. Tuesday 24 September 12pm - 2.30pm

The UK Government is selling licences that would allow fracking companies to drill exploritory wells in many areas of Wales. This includes the Cardiff area.

There is evidence from the United States, Australia and elsewhere that fracking operations:

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