Greenpeace Calls for Action as Protests against Fracking Continue in UK
Greenpeace UK is hosting an online page via which residents can email their local councilors that they don’t want fracking in their area.
In an email circulated Friday, August 2, 2013, Jamie Woolley from Greenpeace, UK, called it “Fracking Hell”. The message alarmed recipients against a proposed fracking site near the village of Balcombe, Sussex. It informed that people in Sussex are blockading the proposed fracking site while big energy companies are all set to start fracking operations throughout the UK.
“But you can stop the fracking before it starts,” the message told recipients, including a link to the online page titled Defend Your Neighborhood from Fracking.
“Even if your area isn’t currently being considered for fracking, now is the time to take a stand and tell your local councilors that you don’t want fracking in your area,” the Greenpeace message read.
In a news story published today in The Independent, two persons were reportedly arrested by Sussex Police in the countryside where energy company Cuadrilla started exploratory drilling amidst anti-fracking protests. According to Russia Today, more than 30 people have been arrested since the past Friday for trying to stop the delivery of the drilling equipment.