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This comic aims to answer some basic questions about fracking and
unconventional gas and raise a few more. There are a lot of areas it doesn’t
cover, or doesn’t cover in detail - for example, it hardly mentions Underground
Coal Gasifcation - so do some of your own research and watch this space for
volume two.
Fracking is just one form of extreme energy being pushed at the moment.
Updates to this comic might be about what’s wrong with other fossil fuels,
nuclear power or biofuels. A lot of things need to change about the way we
live and interact with the ecosystems around us. This is just one starting point
for the discussion.
Some people say it’s negative to talk about what’s ‘wrong with’ things. You
could also say it’s a positive - if we don’t have fracking, we can still have clean
air and water, a safe climate and habitat for humans and other animals.
The problems we face are daunting, but what we are trying to protect is
irreplaceable, and our resilience and creativity is surely up to the challenge.
For a full list of references go to http://www.frackfreesomerset.org/comic
Thanks for reading.
August 2014
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Don’t believe everything you read! For a full list of references, go to
frackfreesomerset.org/comic
For some general links for information and action, see below
http://www.nodashforgas.org.uk
The crew who occupied the towers of West Burton power station in 2012, and
who put on the Reclaim the Power anti-fracking direct action camps of 2013
and 14.
http://www.frack-of.org.uk
An incredible hardworking network of people. Check out this website for a
sometimes overwhelming array of information - local and international - on
fracking and gas, as well as contacts for your local anti-fracking group or
community protection camp.
http://newint.org/blog/the_fracking_fles.pdf
A very thorough investigation of fracking and some of its impacts by the New
Internationalist.
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Written and drawn by Frances Howe, in association with Frack Free Somerset.
Big thanks to Frack Of.
Printed in August 2014 by Footprint Workers’ Co-operative.
http://www.footprinters.co.uk/ http://www.frackfreesomerset.org/