ANTI-FRACKERS from Fernhurst, Kirdford and Wisborough Green joined groups from all over Sussex on Tuesday (March 25) to plan future action as they wait for crucial planning decisions on exploratory drilling in their areas.
The meeting at Brighton, took place in the week that a number of people are standing trial for taking peaceful action last summer at Balcombe to highlight the drilling operations that took place there. Caroline Lucas MP for Brighton Pavilion is currently standing trial and many of the people at the meeting supported her taking a stand against fracking for oil or gas.
Brenda Pollack, Friends of the Earth Regional Campaigner said: “Our message to everyone is that fracking isn’t wanted or needed here or anywhere. Chasing hard to reach fossil fuels is not the way forward to meet our energy needs. The government needs to stop its fixation with fracking and give greater support to clean renewable energy”
Atlanta Cook, Frack Free Sussex said: “More and more people and groups are fighting fracking and we provided a space for sharing information and planning a way forward”
Among the speakers in Brighton were Marcus Adams, a founder member of Frack Free Fernhurst.