Linc Energy’s Queensland (Australia) Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) test-plant has been found to have poisoned workers, contaminated ground-water with cancer-causing chemicals and illegally released toxic gases into the atmosphere.
See footage here…
Don’t wait until you can see the UCG rig in The Dee or Liverpool Bay…
Start getting involved in your local community group now & help spread that word… THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE PLANNED FOR HERE, VERY SOON…
…BUT TOGETHER WE CAN WAKE UP OUR COMMUNITY AND OPPOSE IT…
…BEFORE IT STARTS.
What is UCG?!
The UK is set to be a global guinea-pig for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG)
( that’s a process that invlove setting fire to coal underground to make synthetic gas.)
Have a read of this new UCG fact Sheet. It’s a very good place to start!
Download the high-res PDF here: http://frack-off.org.uk/…/UndergroundCoalGasificationFactsh…
We would love to see you tonight at our next meeting
Time – 7pm
Venue – Vanilla (Upstairs), 6 Market St, HOYLAKE, Wirral, CH47 2AE
(5mins walk from Hoylake Train Station)
Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first series of tidal lagoons have just been unveiled in the UK.
Please watch the short BBC video report –
The six lagoons – four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria – will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.
Mr Davey told BBC News: “I can’t make a decision on this yet because discussions are ongoing. But I’m very excited by the prospect of tidal power.
“We have got some of the biggest tidal ranges in the world and it would be really useful if we could harness some of that clean energy.”
See more …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31682529
Each fracking well produces a tiny amount of gas – thousands of wells are required in order for companies to attempt to make a profit.Up to 95% of a well’s gas is released in the first 3 years, wells are then routinely abandoned.
There are currently 3 million abandoned wells in the U.S. and recent research from Princeton University suggests each and every one is very bad news for us and our rapidly changing climate.
Media & original research: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S41/80/71G06/index.xml?section=topstories
We are sorry to announce that there is NO MEETING THIS WEEK, 4th March,
OR on 18th February,
Unfortunately all the usual facilitators of the WAF meetings are not available on those evenings.
We took your suggestions from last couple of meetings to the monthly Frack Free Dee (FFD) meeting last week.
There are now many actions being progressed through the FFD coalition and we will feedback the results and any opportunities to get involved as events arise.
The next meeting is Weds 4th March, (we will email a reminder before)
Meanwhile, we need you to…
– Engage with everyone & anyone on the issue, lets have the ‘did you know…’ conversation as often as possible, and make sure you bust any myths that people are still believing, & empower people with the truths of the issue.
We are looking forward to regrouping in March with the next leafleting campaign, public speeches, and how we are moving forward united.
Wirral Against Fracking