Urgent - Take action to prevent UK government drilling under homes.
Today we take the xceptional step of posting in full an urgent appeal for action from UK anti-fracking group 'Frack Free Sussex'. Please read the links and consider supporting this urgent request. Thank you. Ed.
Happy New Year to all you
lovely Sussex folk!We are
straight into urgent action this January as the government try to rush the
dangerous Infrastructure Bill through Parliament. We need all the help we can
get on this one so PLEASE have a
MASS LOBBY OF PARLIAMENTagainst the INFRASTRUCTURE BILL.
14thJAN at 11AM. HOUSE
The Infrastructure Bill could 'make or break'
Fracking in the UK.
The Bill is a massive piece of
Legislation which has already passed through the House of Lords, and is
currently being rushed through the House of Commons. It contains many worrying
clauses that could become law - including ones which pave the way for massive,
unregulated road-building and the sell-off of public land.
However for us, the most worrying clauses are
two small passages of text which, if they pass unchallenged, could irrevocably
pave the way for Fracking in the UK.
One passage, Clauses
38 to 43 would give fracking companies the 'Right of Use' of any land below
300m, meaningthey would no
longer need permission from the landowner to drill, frack or leave 'any
substance' in the land.
Another Clause, Clause 36, would make it
legally binding to"Maximise
the economic recovery of UK Petroleum",at the very moment in our history when we
know we must leave 80% of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground to stand a
chance of minimising climate change.
However, luckily two Sussex MPs -
Caroline Lucas and Norman Baker - have tabled amendments which would remove
these dangerous clauses.
Please help us fight off this Bill by either
a) Coming to the Mass Lobby at the House of Commons in person, meeting
your MP and telling them to support the Baker/Lucas amendments or to vote
against the Bill in its entirety,
What do the singer of a
No 1 smash hit club anthem and the world famous composer of ‘The Snowman’
have in common?
Nearly 100 musicians, mostly Sussex based,
contributed to the 20 tracks which feature on this eclectic and spirited album.
The beautiful CD booklet contains quotes from all the artists about why they
contributed their music and why they are against ever more dangerous methods of
fossil fuel extraction....
is the album supporting a great cause, but there are plenty of awesome songs on
it too. Often I buy these things to support a charity but never really listen to
them. I will be playing this one - great songs all you wonderful artists who
contributed. Well done and thank you!!"
"I just got my copy, it is
filling my home with the most delicious sounds and inspiring lyrics, truly
awesome it is, one of the best buys I have made this year. Every song an
absolute gem. A purchase is not only appreciating our incredible local talent
but it's for the protection of our environment and future health on the number
one issue facing us now!"
"Just wanted to say how impressed I am with the
CD, received mine yesterday, I was half expecting a home made CDR with a DIY
sleeve but this is a top notch pro product with excellent music to match the
"Thanks to the packing elves I HAVE MINE. Its brilliant.
EVERYBODY GET YOUR
All proceeds will be used to help Frack Free
Sussex continue campaigning, educating and informing the public of the issues
surrounding the development of an onshore unconventional oil and gas industry in
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! CAN YOU DO SOMETHING TO HELP FFS THIS
The campaign to prevent Fracking (or any kind of
unconventional drilling) ruining our county is made up of an ever growing number
of peopleLIKE YOU!We are fighting against
multi-national corporations with millions of pounds to spend on PR so we need
you, whatever your skills and expertise.