East Kent Against Fracking petitions European Parliament
Thursday 11 October 2012
Campaigners against “fracking” in Kent say a top level debate at the European Parliament in Brussels has given them reason to step up the fight against its use. Rosie Rechter, from East Kent Against Fracking, called for the EU to put a moratorium on fracking. The process uses high volumes of water, chemicals and sand to extract subterranean gas. Opponents claim there are too many environmental risks to let it go ahead. The British Geological Survey called for further scientific research to determine fracking’s benefits. In the South East, one energy firm has been given permission to test drill near Sandwich in Kent. Rosie Rechter, from East Kent Against Fracking, says she’s appalled at UK Government plans to give tax breaks to such companies.