Shale Gas

13. Feb. 2013

Together, let's ban fracking and shale gas before it's too late.

Shale gas is a form of unconventional gas, unconventional referring to the techniques used to extract the energy sources, not the sources themselves. It is made up of heavily compacted mud and clay, and is much less permeable than ordinary rock formations containing gas. To extract the gas that is trapped in shale, horizontal drilling techniques and hydraulic fracturing (also known as ‘fracking’) are required. Fracking involves high-risk activities that can have a devastating impact on health and the local environment and has therefore already been banned by certain regions and Member Sates in the EU.


Shale Gas

19. Feb. 2014 newsletter



16. Jan. 2014 blog

The European Commission fails citizens and favours shale lobbies!

This week saw leaked draft recommendations and a draft communication on shale gas from the European Commission circulated widely before their proposed release next week as part of an overall climate and energy package. After months of planning, consultation, studies identifying how legislative proposals are necessary, the Commission has given in to the huge pressure put on them by a handful of fossil fuel companies...  

16. Oct. 2013 video

Join the 2013 Global Frackdown!

The Greens/EFA MEPs want a ban on fracking. They support the Global Frackdown which takes place on 19th October 2013. Hundreds of communities all over the globe are organising actions and events against fracking. For more details see here:

10. Oct. 2013 newsletter