Magazine article New Internationalist

Take It Further

Magazine article New Internationalist

Take It Further

Article excerpt

Two key strategies

Protests, blockades, occupations

The fracking industry hates being reminded it has a huge trust deficit with local communities. Delays caused by direct action cost money. Protests also cannot be completely ignored by government and, indeed, have led to moratoria or bans.

Legal challenges

A strategy being spearheaded in Britain (with the involvement of Friends of the Earth a nd Greenpeace), Argentina and South Africa which can cause long delays to fracking proposals. Landowners can also assert their legal right not to permit fracking on their land, as they have done in Australia.

Campaigns

Hundreds of local campaign groups have sprung up opposing fracking. These are the larger coalitions.

Australia

Lock the Gate Alliance lockthegate.org.au

Britain

Frack Off frack-off.org.uk No Dash for Gas nodashforgas. …

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