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You’ve probably seen the headlines. Fracking is big news as the picturesque village of Balcombe in West Sussex becomes the latest site for test drilling in the UK.
Local residents are battling against the corporate giants who want to frack their community:
“We in Balcombe feel bullied. Bullied by the oil and gas industry. Bullied by our government. We stand strong in the fight against this dangerous and misguided government policy” Kathryn McWhirter, No Fracking in Balcombe Society.
Friends of the Earth is supporting our friends in Balcombe by providing hands-on advice to the local community.
We’ll take your messages of support down to the Balcombe residents later this week. I know they’d love to hear from you.
We have already helped strengthen the planning guidance for fracking and worked with directly affected communities in Lancashire. Together we can continue to delay the fracking industry and help move the UK to a clean energy future.
Thanks for your support,
Energy and Climate Campaigner