Friends of the Earth Cardiff - fracking http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/752/all en Frack Barclays day of action http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays-day-action <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/frack_barclays_DOA_29-10-16.jpg" alt="Fracking protest outside Barclays Bank Cardiff" width="500" height="333" /></p> <p>Cardiff Friends of the Earth and Cardiff People and Planet on Saturday called on Barclays bank to stop funding fracking in the UK.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays-day-action">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays-day-action#comments Climate and Energy fracking Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:07:43 +0000 Chris 631 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Frack Barclays http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Frackalicious_cocktail.png" alt="Barclays fraclicious cocktail" width="500" height="375" /></p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays#comments archive Climate and Energy fracking Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:10:14 +0000 Chris 630 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Actor Mark Ruffalo's message on fracking to David Cameron http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/actor-mark-ruffalos-message-fracking-david-cameron <p><img width="313" height="200" alt="Mark Ruffalo holding a sign saying Don&#039;t frack Britain" src="/files/foecardiff/images/mark_ruffalo_dont_frack_britain.jpg" /></p> <p class="PhotoCredit"><em>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Hollywood star, Mark Ruffalo, was a powerful voice in the successful campaign for a ban on fracking in New York State.</p> <p>He has travelled around Pennsylvania to meet people suffering the impacts of fracking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/actor-mark-ruffalos-message-fracking-david-cameron">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/actor-mark-ruffalos-message-fracking-david-cameron#comments Climate and Energy fracking Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:11:10 +0000 Chris 610 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Government plans to force fracking on English communities http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/government-plans-force-fracking-english-communities <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Lancashire-no-to-dirty-fracking-yes-to-clean-solar.jpg" alt="Activists with sign saying no to dirty fracking, yes to clean solar" width="480" height="307" /></p> <p class="PhotoCredit">Photo: Friends of the Earth</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/government-plans-force-fracking-english-communities">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/government-plans-force-fracking-english-communities#comments Climate and Energy fracking Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:46:25 +0000 Chris 609 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Save our drinking water http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/save-our-drinking-water <p><img width="500" height="326" alt="Save our water" src="/files/foecardiff/images/fracking_water_action_0.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>The Government promised to protect our drinking water from fracking. But now they want to let fracking companies drill straight through drinking water aquifers.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/save-our-drinking-water">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/save-our-drinking-water#comments Climate and Energy fracking Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:35:46 +0000 Chris 602 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell Barclays to stop funding fracking http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-barclays-stop-funding-fracking <p><img width="500" height="319" alt="Barclays, stop fracking in North Yorkshire" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Barclays_fracking_Rydale.png" /></p> <p>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.</p> <p>People in Yorkshire don&rsquo;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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-barclays-stop-funding-fracking">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-barclays-stop-funding-fracking#comments Climate and Energy climate change fracking Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:27:18 +0000 Chris 600 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Reasons not to back fracking http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reasons-not-back-fracking <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Blackpool-fracking-site.jpg" alt="Blackpool fracking driling rig with trees and hills in the background" width="500" height="281" /></p> <p class="PhotoCaption">Photo: ELN</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reasons-not-back-fracking">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reasons-not-back-fracking#comments Climate and Energy fracking Sun, 10 May 2015 16:26:13 +0000 Chris 618 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk What is fracking? http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/what-fracking <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/fracking_diagram.png" alt="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" width="500" height="292" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/what-fracking">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/what-fracking#comments Climate and Energy fracking Sun, 10 May 2015 14:12:42 +0000 Chris 617 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell Cameron to say no to fracking http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-cameron-say-no-fracking <p><img width="313" height="200" alt="The fracking word is a dirty word" src="/files/foecardiff/images/fracking_logo_web_angle.jpg" /></p> <p class="PhotoCredit">&copy; Friends of the Earth</p> <p>The Government is worried. Despite its strong promotion of fracking, local opposition just keeps on growing.</p> <p>David Cameron has announced he's going &quot;all out for shale&quot;, and is offering yet more money to councils as a sweetener to accept this dirty fossil fuel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-cameron-say-no-fracking">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-cameron-say-no-fracking#comments Climate and Energy fracking Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:27:06 +0000 Chris 589 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk No fracking in Wales rally http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/no-fracking-wales-rally <p><img width="313" height="200" alt="Stop fracking campaign logo" src="/files/foecardiff/images/fracking_campaign_logo.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>National Assembly, Cardiff. Tuesday 24 September 12pm - 2.30pm</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>There is evidence from the United States, Australia and elsewhere that fracking operations:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/no-fracking-wales-rally">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/no-fracking-wales-rally#comments Climate and Energy fracking Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:14:19 +0000 Chris 582 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk