Take Action to stop CBM Drilling in Somerset
nicolevosper at gmx.com
Mon Oct 29 18:51:58 GMT 2012
For anyone who cares about the land....
Local coalition, Frack Free Somerset <http://www.frackfreesomerset.org>
, who organise to keep Somerset free of fracking (hydraulic fracturing)
and other extreme energy methods, have issued a call to action to people
Company UK Methane have submitted a planning application for a test
drill for Coal Bed Methane (CBM) in Keynsham in North Somerset. The aim
of CBM is to extract gas from a coal seam rather than a layer of shale.
For more information on the technicalities, please see here:
A whole host of environmental dangers are associated with this method
including water contamination, toxic pollution from produced water (as
well as the huge quantities used in the process) and more. One of the
main reasons to take action against this application however is that
his is the first attempt of an Oil & Gas company to submit a planning
application for test drilling in the South West of the UK. We should
show them NOW that there is strong resistance.
These companies need to prove the whole process is viable so that they
can sell their licenses to larger corporations (who will proceed with
even larger scale developments). One application can be then made to the
Major Infrastructure Planning Unit part of central government -
reducing any opportunity for local input. There could be 2,100 wells
Therefore opposing these test sites NOW is extremely important while the
long term work continues building safe, community owned energy sources
What can you do?
1. Make an objection to UK Methane's Planning Application
Planning Services, PO Box 5006, Bath, BA1 1JG
Expiry date for consultation 12/11/12
2. Forward this email to as many people as possible
3. Get involved with Frack Free Somerset
Thank you for your solidarity!
Not in our backyard - Not in anyone's backyard!
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