What is fracking?: The process - called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - involves pumping a mixture of water, sand and drilling fluids at high pressure into the rock, to split it apart and release the natural gas it contains. This process has already, in its relatively short history, caused a great deal of controversy, due to environmental problems and risks posed to human health, including water contamination and higher rates of air pollution than that of coal production. And now fracking has recently begun in the UK starting with several sites near Blackpool.
Cue Camp Frack!
Fri 16th Sept - Sun 18th 2011
Location: Manor Farm, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire
Directions: get the train to Preston. Directly outside the station catch the number 2 bus to shore/chapel road bus stop (cost £3.40 single). Manor Farm is a few minutes walk from there.
The camp will comprise a day of workshops and discussions on coordinating resistance against fracking followed by a protest at the nearby Heskett Bank fracking rig. The camp is free but donations welcome. Vegan food will be available at cost.
Parking on site is limited so please use bus and train or park elsewhere. If you plan to drive please let us know in advance so we can provide a space.
A bus is being organised from London. For details see http://www.campaigncc.org.