The Big Rig Revolt in Bath

Submitted by brt on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 19:14

The Big Rig Revolt – Getting ‘Fracktious’ in Bath

Saturday 1st of December and all over the country ordinary people joined together to show their resistance to the threat of extreme energy.

Frack Free Somerset and Bristol Rising Tide hit the streets of Bath, dressed once more as ‘Frack the World Inc.’. 20 people met at Kingsmead Square, built a mini-fracking rig and performed street theatre, made some noise and talked to people to raise awareness of the this mad dash for gas.

UK Methane recently applied for planning permission to conduct exploratory drilling for Coal Bed Methane (CBM) in Keynsham, near Bath. Coal Bed Methane has been linked to water contamination in Australia and the US. Drilling for CBM often involves hydraulic fracturing.